i blame political animals for all this

Speaking of shit rescues

(There is too much “adopt don’t shop” content on my dash today.)

Why does the blame for animal euthanasia rates always seem to lie with breeders (when reputable breeders actually BAN dumping their dogs in shelters in their buyer contracts) rather than the facilities that are actually doing the killings? I have yet to see a SINGLE post decrying the euthanasia rates in the U.S. address the shoddy management of the shelter system at all! Millions of animals could be saved with improved supervision of animal shelters via legislation that would ban convenience and politically motivated killing. In most states there are NO laws banning the unnecessary euthanasia of animals in shelters, meaning animals are killed even when there are empty cages, qualified, willing fosters or adopters, or outside rescue groups offering to pull the animal out of the shelter.

In only 1 year after passing the Companion Animal Protection Act in Delaware, the statewide euthanasia rate dropped a whopping 78% now that it is illegal to euthanize an animal when there is another rescue willing to take it.

And yet, AR groups like PETA and HSUS actively lobby against these measures to prevent unnecessary shelter killing, just as they are actively anti-No Kill. Why? Because they believe companion animals are ultimately better off dead.

Sometime soon I hope to write an extensive article on this topic citing numerous books, studies, and other resources which I have been reading and compiling for months. But for now, enjoy this brief venting session. :I

nitro-nova  asked:

So, ok, the worst she did that you have indisputable evidence for was shock and disgust at a sexualized doll of a children's cartoon. Anything else?

Hoo boy…Cute that you’re ignoring where she admits to being a compulsive liar, though.  As well as disregarding pretty much everything else, like lying about attempting suicide, and deliberately picking a fight with a well-known comedian on Twitter.  Not to mention disregarding the fact that SHE HAS DRAWN SEXUALIZED PONIES.

“Shit I forgot I have adult stuff in my porfolio!!! I can’t display it at the con!”

^ Picking on a little boy that approached her politely.

^ Telling a SFW animator to “rest in piss”.  Oh, and by the way - Hasbro has since allowed pretty much all of JanAnimations work to remain on the internet.

And, oh look!

Apparently, it’s funny as hell to her when a male is the rape victim.

^ Gloating, and basically admitting to not caring about whether the attention she receives is positive or negative.

^ Talking about autism not being an excuse for her behavior…

^…and then trying to blame her behavior on her autism. 
Hell, she even says, again, that it’s “not an excuse” in the first few lines, but goes on to blame it for her failed relationships in the next paragraph.

^ Is given money for food, then blows it on toys.  Had previously constantly complained about not having enough money for a table at Bronycon. 

Also during that period…

…she was apparently able to keep bidding on toys, despite being “too broke” for a table at Bronycon. 

^ “Nah, she gay”, she says about a child.

^ Brags about her alleged “charity work”, and then in the very next tweet, condemns people who brag about charity.  Also, no one has been able to find a shred of evidence of any of these charities she claims she “runs”.

^ Avangate B.V. is a program for the computer that someone in that household deliberately downloaded.  It’s a cloud provider for businesses.  The amount here is the program drawing its renewal fee.  She claimed she was “hacked”, when she actually wasn’tShe also “handled it” in an extremely quick time period if it was an actual “hack”.

Apparently, $10 isn’t that much of a loss, since she’s willing to take $40 meant to feed herself, and blow it on toys.

^ What the actual fuck.

^ Because guinea pigs totally understand the concept of rape.

Also, the damn thing was literally named after a known rapist.

^ “The whole rape thing is really sketchy.”  Because clearly, those girls must have been lying.  Apparently, It’s okay to Pinkiepony if you’re taking advantage of underage girls, as long as you’re a rock star.

^ Clearly a bastion of maturity here.

But hey, why am I even wasting my time?  You’ll just continue to deny the existence of all of these, despite the fact that they’re forever archived on the internet.

As a bonus, have actual evidence of all the threats of death and violence her followers have made in her name, none of which she ever tried to discourage.

Je suis charlie...

Okay so I’m going to rant for a while, and no one is going to pay attention because this isn’t fandom-related and no one cares. But I’m still going to do it. I’m going to rant, because I’m pissed as hell.

For those of you who don’t know it, I’m French. I was born and raised in France, and as much as I enjoy trashing my own country for its idiotic political view and narrow-minded people, this is still a part of my identity that I’m proud of.

Now, I’m going to sum up what happened yesterday, because I assume no one has heard anything about it, or bothered to pay the least bit of attention to the events that occurred in Paris yesterday and today.

Charlie Hebdo is a french satyrical news paper that was created in 1970 and has been around ever since. They’re well-known for their caricatures and controversial statements. On January 7th (yesterday), three people opened fire in the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people (including 2 policemen) and wounding 4 others. This all happened as a form of “vengeance” because the news paper has recently published a satyrical caricature of the muslim prophet Muhammad. 

To most, this will just seem like another segment of the news they’ll pay attention to for 5 minutes, then shrug off with a “that’s sad” and never think about again. But not to me, and not to most of the people living in my country. 

First, it’s because I live near Paris. I go to Paris regularly, my university being there and all. My mother works in Paris, and she was at her office when I got wind of the news. I actually had to go through the entire day in a frantic panic because she wouldn’t answer her phone and I knew the shooters were still loose in the city.

But mostly, it was because, despite coming up with some pretty racist, homophobic and islamophobic shit (and those who know me at least a little will know that I would never stand for any of these things), the artists and writers of Charlie Hebdo were still within their right of free speech, which is one of the upmost important values in our country. The triad “liberty, equality, fraternity” is well-known, worldwide, since the French Revolution. Many have died to defend those ideas, and it’s something that we, french people, cherish more than anything.

But yesterday 12 people died for expressing their ideas in a way that was supposed to be provocative, mentally challenging, and humorous. 

12 people actually lost their lives over a comic strip. Just let that sink in for a minute. Just think about it, really think about it.

Before this, I probably couldn’t have cared less for Charlie Hebdo. I probably came across their drawings once or twice. They made me frown, most likely, or barely smile at best.

But I am still in mourning for these 12 people (most of which, need I remind you, weren’t directly involved with the caricature that started this). For those 12 people I probably walked passed a couple of time when I was in a rush to get to class.

I’m in mourning, yes, but I am pissed a fuck.

I am pissed because no one’s talking about it on this website. The events were all over the news, in the entire world, yet I can’t find a single fucking post about it on here. I can’t find a single post about those 12 people arbitrarily shot in the middle of the day, despite all the claims this website makes about being all about “social justice”. But I guess that if it’s not about trashing white cops (who completely deserved it, don’t get me wrong), those “social justice” bloggers don’t care for much.

I am pissed because the muslim community is going to get so much shit for what happened. Once again, they’re going to have to speak up and explain that the acts of those madmen in no way reflected their culture. I don’t know much about Islamic beliefs, but I’m going to take a wild guess here: If a religion forbids eating the meat from animals that haven’t been killed in a proper, respectful way, chances as it doesn’t encourage people to mindlessly shoot others for expressing their ideas.

But, most of all, I am pissed as all hell for the amount of victim-blaming I’ve seen going on around the news and social medias. Yes, Charlie Hebdo might have expressed racist, islamophobic and homophobic views, which made them assholes (satire can only get you so far), and No, freedom of speech does not excuse the expression of hatred towards any community, be it political, religious, sexual or whatnot. But the people of Charlie Hebdo did not “have it coming” for publishing those cartoons, and they did not deserve to be shot down for it.

I am appalled by the amount of hate I saw towards the people that DIED in the attack. Those people dedicated their lives to defending our freedom of speech, the idea that makes our society what it is today, and now they are getting blamed for it. Well let me tell you something, my friends; Freedom of speech is accepting that not everyone has the same ideas and beliefs as you do. No matter how wrong or stupid you might think those opinions are, they are entitled to express them. No one is forcing you to agree, not one is even forcing you to listen, but those people have the right to speak their mind.

And I don’t CARE how hateful those cartoons might have seemed (keep in mind that satire is supposed to challenge your way of thinking through irony and provocation, so of course these weren’t pictures of kittens and flowers), the artists did not deserve to die for it.

You could have the most racist, homophobic, hateful person standing right in front of you, talking shit and whatnot, this does not give you the right to put a bullet through their brain.

I’m aware that not everyone is claiming that those people deserve to die, but by jumping on the bandwagon to seem opinionated or witty, and by claiming that the artists from Charlie Hebdo brought it upon themselves, this is literally what you are implying: You are saying that the brutal, horrible murder of these actual, real people who had lives and families prior to the attacks, does not matter.

Let’s take it a step further, shall we? Out of those 12 people, one was a cleaner, two were policemen (one of which was just patrolling nearby when the attacks occurred), one was a psychoanalyst and columnist, one was an economist, one was a proofreader and one was a fucking guest. Out of those 12 people that apparently deserved what happened to them, more then half of them had nothing to do with the cartoon that started all this

But, hey, I guess that being in the wrong place at the wrong time justifies murder, right?

I’m going to stop, now. I could go on and on for hours because this is more than a segment of the news to many people, but I don’t think that would make people on this website react more. In fact, I’m 100% certain that most of them stopped reading after the first three words because this was more than five sentences long and they didn’t want to bother.

So I’m just going to conclude by saying this: Regardless of whether or not they deserve what happened, could we please all take a moment to mourn the people that lost their lives yesterday, and not start throwing the blame barely hours after they died? My heart goes out to all their families and friends. And yes:

Non à la peur, non à la haine,

Oui à la liberté d'expression.

Je suis Charlie.

A post I found trending on Facebook:

“New Rule:

If you’re voting for Trump (or a third party candidate to "punish” the DNC) you have to meet with your Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Black, Muslim and Hispanic friends and explain why your need for spite is more important than their right to live free and happy lives.

You have to look them in the eyes and tell them why your anger at a 238 year old system, that didn’t dramatically change in a few months, is worth more than their safety or security.

You need to meet with every Mother, Father, Sister, Brother and Parent who has lost a loved one to gun violence and tell them why a lack of Bernie supporters at the polls is enough reason to support the RNC’s love affair with guns and their hatred of common sense gun reform.

You have to tell your female friends that you’re furious about Benghazi and other vague incidents that are somehow Hillary’s fault and that the de-funding of Planned Parenthood is worth enduring as long as she isn’t in the White House.

You’ll need to take time away from Pokemon Go and Netflix to talk with the youngest generation of Americans who will live with the legacy of non existent environmental protection that your vote promised them.

You’ll be expected to go door to door and apologize to all the people who will lose their health insurance when President Trump dismantles Obamacare. Access to medical services may be important, but they’ll need to understand you were expecting free college.

You’ll be requested at several LGBTQ events, where we’ll patiently listen to your reasons why you voted for a President whose party just stated they’d work to reverse marriage equality. I would do this one quickly however, before we get too comfortable being treated as human beings, worthy of equality.

Of course, you’ll also need to offer your time checking genitals at bathrooms around the country, as your vote ensures the Right has the political power to continue punishing and demonizing transgender people who simply want to pee.

Your African American friends will most likely expect a solid reason as to why you supported a party that sees no problem with police brutality or the militarization of their local law enforcement. Black Lives Matter, but not nearly as much as your inflexibility.

I’d also prepare a few remarks for the police officers who are currently being targeted, because of a racially divided country fueled by hatred and fear mongering, all originating from the party your vote placed into power.

You’ll also want to start growing your own food, because once President Trump sends his goons to deport “All dem illegals”, you’ll find a remarkably non existent workforce of Americans willing to pick the nation’s food for pennies a day.

This would also be the best time to pick up a few stuffed animals or toys. It’s the least you can give to the immigrant children whose families you’ve ripped apart out of political spite.

I imagine a few mosques would love to sit down with you and hear you pontificate on the ills of “Crooked Hillary” and all the crimes she’s mysteriously never been convicted of and how those transparent crimes are worth chasing down, even it it means the Muslim community continues to get targeted and blamed for the actions of 0.0001% of their religion. (You won’t need to do this for the white mass shooters, as it’s clear they’re acting alone and simply just “sad and depressed.”)

Skype will be a great tool when you need to video chat with the Syrian refuges who have seen their homes and entire lives destroyed by both American and Russian carpet bombing. Language barriers aside, I imagine they’ll understand that your frustration is a fair trade for their entire lives and continued homelessness.

In the end, you won’t have enough time to meet with all these people and it’s probably for the best. Once you start humanizing the people who will be damned by your tantrum, you risk seeing the bigger picture, which only assures your eventual return to reality. Once that starts to happen you’ll be forced to accept that Bernie Sanders was ONLY able to get the DNC to adopt several of his political ideals, because of the tireless efforts of his supporters. Supporters like myself. Supporters like you. You’ll soon realize that few people love Hillary, but they understand their support of her is necessary to ensure the country survives long enough to give Bernie’s policies time to settle in and take off. Suddenly you’ll be forced to admit that political revolutions don’t happen in a year and that dramatic changes are going to take time, time that can’t be allocated to a country torn apart by an egotistical madman with a penchant for spite and revenge. By the time this all happens, you’ll find yourself looking around at this beautiful country, your friends, families and loved ones and you’ll wonder why you ever even considered risking all of this, just because your hatred of a woman was more powerful than your love of country, freedom, humanity and decency. You’ll question your friends who are cursing the man they just recently considered their savior and you’ll have to look at yourself from the outside in. Then it hits you.

Perspective.

This is bigger than you, or me or Bernie Sanders. This isn’t your typical Left vs. Right political nonsense. This is real, this is happening and you can join your fellow men and women in opposition or you can damn the country to trillions in debt, broken NATO agreements, racial hatred, homophobia, war, isolationism and proud ignorance.

What world will you leave for the next generation? What amount of anger is worth destroying everything and empowering the proud intolerance of the know nothing base?

We all get to choose how to shape the future and your choice will forever define the person you are, in the eyes of those around you.

Don’t burn down the farm, because the crop wasn’t what you had hoped. Enrich the land, ensuring an even better crop next season.“