YES GOOD MORE OF THIS
MORE ADS ACKNOWLEDGING MALE VICTIMS OF RAPE.
the guy in the second ad looks SO ANNOYED I FEEL SO BAD FOR LAUGHING
“mmmm do i smell watermelon”
“girlfriend stap das gay”
Reblogging only for the above comment.
When working on the bear last night, I didn’t have any good eyes to use for it. The ones I got looked too pale in coloration and the pupils were too small for my liking.
I talked with my man about his preference and when he said he didn’t want “anything that looked too un-realistic” I hatched a…
Okay, I wish I would NEVER have to make a post like this.. but here it is.
That’s Emily, a girl I’ve known for about 10 years. That’s her face a couple of days after her boyfriend beat the shit out of her. She has to get facial surgery for broken bones, a titanium plate inserted for her “pulverized cheekbones”.
She has been amazingly open about her experience and very optimistic, retaining her sense of humour, but her ex-boyfriend hasn’t been caught yet. He beat her in Arizona but he might be out of the state by now.
His name is Chris Young. He’s a raver and a DJ. I’m not friends with him on facebook, so I can’t get any better pictures than that. But you can see that she trusted him. And he broke that trust in trying to break her.
If you see him, please call the Tucson Police. IF you know ANYTHING about him, call the police.
It’d be great if people could reblog this for her.
Yes, reblogging this WILL make you blog look ugly because domestic violence is ugly. Reblog it anyways.
by Keith Rankin
I beg of you to spread this message far and wide. Please keep the public aware. For those who like to holiday abroad, I urge you to read this article.
In Thailand, asian elephants are widely used as a form of entertainment, in festivals and as modes of transport.
These elephants do not naturally accept a human on its back, just like any wild animal. They are frightened. They want to be free.
Groups of men go out looking for babies, who are small enough to be managed easier and can be ‘broken’ much quicker than adults. When they spot a suitable candidate they rope it by the neck. The mother and other females in the herd will of course try valiantly to protect the baby, and are murdered in the process.
After watching the horrors of its family be shot down in front of it, the baby elephant is dragged off into a remote location of the forest. It is chained, roped and hidden from the view of the public. This is where the ritual ‘Phajaan’, begins.
The elephants usually go through this around 7 or 8 years of age. The baby’s mother is removed from the area before the ceremony as the young elephant screams for her. Villagers rope the elephant’s legs, which isn’t easy and terrifying for the elephant. The young elephant is ushered into a tiny cage like a corral.
The elephant is bound and unable to move at all and is left like this for many days, crying out for help and absolutely terrified. This isn’t the worst. The worst is the torture that comes along with being bound up.
Villagers drive sticks with nails into the elephants flesh; they have trouble retracting the nails from the tough hide. The villagers laugh while the elephant bleeds and cries out for help that is not coming.
In the video a man sits on the elephant and drives a sharpened hook into the skull of the elephant, right between its eyes. The thudding noise is sickening. The man has to work the hook back and forth to remove it from the skull of the elephant.
He tells the elephant, speaking in Thai, ‘Don’t fight us and we won’t hurt you.’ While he does this he lifts the hook and spits on it and again drives it into the elephant’s skull.
This happens to the elephant for days, people jab it in the ears with sharpened hooks, in the legs and so forth. The animal is left sleep deprived, not fed or given water and is petrified. They apparently do this as a 90 year old elder said; “Only one way to do this, not any other,” he explains firmly. “If elephant doesn’t go though this, elephant can’t be tamed.”
The young elephant is eventually released from the cage but not the torture; it will be tied up and beaten to a pulp. All this is to make them submissive to their owners.
A century ago there were apparently 100,000 elephants in Thailand, now it is believed that there are around 2,500 wild and 2,500 domestic elephants left.
Sadly for a country that is meant to love these animals so much its laws are sadly lacking. Years ago laws were meant to have been toughened but still nothing has been finalized.
Domesticated elephants are considered livestock, like a buffalo, chicken and so forth. For abuse this brings only a very small fine.
A renowned elephant activist here in Thailand who is doing amazing things for abused, maimed, and abandoned elephants. She witnessed and also filmed an owner who was drunk set the elephant on fire and burnt it to death. The man was never fined or punished for this act of cruelty.
So when you are in Thailand and see what I call ‘sympathy elephants’ begging for food and performing tricks; remember that they more than likely went through the horrible separation ritual called ‘Phajaan’.
I don’t care that this isn’t reptile related, read this please.
Gypsy pony !!