If I run away today, good people will die. If I stand and fight, some of them might live; maybe not many, maybe not for long. Hey, you know, maybe there’s no point to any of this at all, but it’s the best I can do. So I’m gonna do it, and I will stand here, doing it, until it kills me.
Jfc I hate the “well that’s how it is in the wild” defense to shitty animal care.
Newsflash: CAPTIVITY IS NOT THE WILD. THAT’S KIND OF THE WHOLE POINT.
There’s a big thing about all of the negatives of captivity & how animals are so much more restricted and it’s so unnatural, etc. etc. And hey, guess what. Captivity actually has benefits too, if you actually do it right! Benefits like keeping predators away from the animals and treating diseases & injuries and providing plentiful appropriate food to avoid starvation & malnutrition. These are generally agreed to be improvements over the wild.
Yes, providing a more natural environment is ideal for allowing natural behaviors. It’s a good idea to look at the animal’s natural environment to emulate things such as temperature, humidity, landscape features, and challenges that stimulate the animal safely. That does NOT include things like live feeding “because it’s natural”, cohabitating animals that are aggressive or solitary “because it’s natural”, or feeding an incomplete diet “because it’s natural”.
Natural is not automatically better. The wild is not automatically better. If you’re going to keep animals in captivity, you have a responsibility to provide a balance between a stimulating environment that allows natural behaviors and a SAFE environment that provides freedom from hunger, malnutrition, injury, and illness to the best of your ability. Your goal is not to be the wild because captivity is NOT the wild and it shouldn’t be.
Crazy Rich Asians has landed its male lead, casting Henry Golding to play Nick Young.
Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu is starring
in the adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s hit book about the lives of wealthy
Chinese families living in Singapore. Jon M. Chu is directing the Warner
The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics
professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s (Golding) hometown of
Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out:
Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most
eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied
social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her
Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, as well
as Ivanhoe president John Penotti, are producing. Kevin Kwan will serve
as executive producer along with Ivanhoe chairman Robert Friedland.
Courtenay Valenti and Jon Gonda will oversee the project for Warner
With plans to feature an all-Asian cast, the filmmakers have set out on a worldwide search to find the stars of Crazy Rich Asians.
Golding, whose father is from England and his mother from the Iban
tribe in Sarawak, Malaysia, is a true discovery. He is currently based
in Singapore after growing up in London, and has never been featured in a
film, but has experience hosting for TV travel shows. He is represented
by management company FLY Entertainment in Singapore.