Yay! For once I actually have all the axolotl colors finished at the same time. Gotta take some etsy listing pics while I still have them all!! Click “source” if you’re interested in adopting one for yourself :D
In honour of Save the Elephants Day (16/Apr) •••
Elephant numbers have dropped by 62% over the last decade, and they could be mostly extinct by the end of the next decade. An estimated 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts. As of 2011, the world is losing more elephants than the population can reproduce, threatening the future of African elephants across the continent. #SaveTheElephants
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We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
The day may come, when the rest of animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny… It may one day come to be recognized that the number of legs, the villosity of the skin, or the termination of the os sacrum are reasons equally insufficient for abandoning a sensitive being to the same fate. What else is it that should trace the insuperable line? Is it the faculty of reason, or, perhaps, the faculty of discourse? But a full-grown horse or dog is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable animal, than an infant of a day, or a week, or even a month old. But suppose the case were otherwise, what would it avail? The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?
Jeremy Bentham, An Introduction to the Principles and Morals of Legislation (1789)