its called a google

“Unsuspecting Western tourists in Bali are being fed dog meat!”

Okay, but they knew they were eating an animal right lol so what’s the big deal. I mean, animals are food, right? Isn’t that like ordering french fries and getting sweet potato fries instead? Yes, you shouldn’t be lied to about what you’re eating, but if you were morally accepting of one, why the outrage of the other?

Oh, is it because your culture taught you certain animals have value over other animals, and when you see another culture eating those animals you get really mad? Well that doesn’t sound hypocritical at all.

"Those dogs were caught on the street and brutally beaten or poisoned!”

Yeah hate to tell you this sweetie but baby piglets on farms are routinely slammed against the floor until they die if they’re not growing fast enough. (They even have a term for it as it’s a standard practice, called “thumping.”)

Baby make chicks are ground up in macerators because they’re useless to the egg industry.

Cows are branded and have their horns cut off without anesthesia.

Male pigs are castrated without anesthesia to make the meat taste better.

Also, the Humane Slaughter Act in the US does not apply to chickens, turkeys, fish, and rabbits, which make up the large majority of animals who are killed for meat. (168 million chickens and around 9 billion broiler chickens are slaughtered in the US alone, each year, and none of them are required by law to be unconscious before their throats are slit by a mechanical blade as they hang upside down by their ankles.)

“But cows and chickens are bred for food and dogs are our pets!”

As an example, dog meat farms in South Korea has been around for centuries and the most common dog breed they raise for food is called the Nureongi. In the 1970′s, dogs reached full legal livestock status, and dog meat is subject to the Food Sanitation Act/Food Hygiene Act of 1962.

“Are you saying people should kill and eat dogs then?!”

Of course not, but that compassion should be extended to all animals, not just the ones you happen to relate to. We don’t need to eat them to survive, and they have every right to exist on this planet just as much as we do. And this outrage over Bali (and by extension, the Yulin Dog Meat festival) stinks of speciesism (putting value of some species of animals over others) and racism (if you don’t believe me, take a look at comments on these articles to see how many white folks use the terms “filthy barbarians”).

tl;dr If you have problem with Asian cultures killing animals and are completely fine with your own country doing the exact same thing, you need to take a real long, hard look at yourself.

“You must be the new neighbors!”

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Abbaio Hakuna Frittata “Finnick” Ibizan Hound

So I walked up to admire this beautiful dog, right? I stand there for a second and this boy is very happy and excited, I turn my head to the handler.

“Can I pet your–” I am interrupted by a boop on my nose. He jumped straight up in the air, not even putting paws on me, and booped my nose with his. My question seemed kind of null.

@spanishmal I wouldn’t think an Ibizan would be my type of dog but I’d be lying if I said they didn’t charm me every time I’ve met them. I feel like the third picture is a good spiritual representation of them. Some day I may be able to take a non blurry photo of one.

not to vagueblog or anything but it’s great to see that even lgbt christians spew the “cafeteria catholic” stuff

like, churches have been wrong. Social teachings and “theological teachings” are not as distinct as you seem to think. Gay people aren’t just grandfathered into the wait-til-marriage thing, their desires are considered intrinsically disordered and you can’t just make a tiny exception without admitting that there are some messed up teachings if not now then in the past because like it or not, people including bishops and popes considered Jews “god-killers” and they took this as part of their theology even if they changed it at vatican II. Just because you and your priest have put it behind you doesn’t mean it wasn’t central to their belief system before.

“well, genders of ordained ministers doesn’t count—”
“same sex couples are ok but only if they wait until marriage—”
“I’m sure the church was never anti-semitic because they never said anything about it at the first vatican council!”

These things are not as perfectly separable as you think. The Church Militant is not the same thing as the Church Triumphant. The fucking southern baptists claim that they’re the same as the early Christians just like you do. And sure, you can claim that the church has never changed its doctrine, if you adjust the definition of “doctrine” every time there’s a change.

Change is ok. Change is not evil. Humans are brilliant and continually rediscover God.

anonymous asked:

I'm just saying if you reverse search the image on /tjlc, the cover of a movie called 404 pops up on Google. Wikipedia says it's a movie about a guy who "experiences the unusual and now has to choose between what to believe and what not" and "despite evidence suggesting a rational explanation to the physical events following up to the climax, the movie closes open-endedly, leaving a supernatural explanation equally likely"