singinganvil a dit : Meat turkeys have to be artificially inseminated. I feel like this is relevant, because the process of putting “turkey” on the table is so far removed from everyday life that the birds are really thought of as a meat crop rather than an animal.
I was about to say “fwiw I live in areas where it’s not that weird to meet a turkey on the street [although usually they are turkey vultures]” but then I remembered that you also live…here. mostly that was my experience in rural genessee/shiawassee/lapeer cos though
i don’t know what they use the chicken for, is it insensitive to ask them if maybe they intend to eat those chickens and can i hav some
Jayne Mansfield with pink baby elephant at her birthday party, 1960s (via World of Wonder)
this is a fabulous image, but that poor ‘phanty baby!
I seriously doubt that elephants are, like dogs, totally enthused about being dolled up like this, and I know that they’re very intelligent and sensitive and sociable and easily stressed-out, so I am worried about this baby having to be around a bunch of drunk humans without its mommy.
Like, I really admire the gratuitousness of a damn pink elephant at your birthday party, it’s very debauched, but I feel very solicitous for this baby at the same time, it’s rather confusing.
sorry distracted by infant olivia benson
So people don’t believe me when I say i share a campus with a zoo. So have some zoo students walking some donkeys and a mini horse. This photograph is proof. Taken from the window of my bio classroom.
omg. MSU is a zoo/farm school but it’s also a giant campus (the biggest, actually) so rarely do the history students cross paths with cows by accident.
pigs (by perryage)
This guy is cool! I want him to give me a rat tattoo
I think the #1 reason we need to initiate our mothers into anarchism is because anarchists are always freeing captive animals and then being really, really bad at being their moms.
Well, I don’t know about you guys but when I was in my early 20s, my mom had to make a “no roadkill in my house” rule as well as a “no random pitbulls in my house” and, after she found out Megan’s parents rand into this situation, a “no sick or dying baby goats in my house” rule.
I think that “no thousands of angry minks recently liberated from a fur farm in my house” was unspoken but very clear.
I mean I think the unwritten rule in our collective houses is something like “no thousands of angry minks recently liberated from a fur farm in my house because you aren’t even responsible enough to take the trash out on a regular basis.”