Stop Elephant Race, Soccer and Beauty Pageant..Stop Elephant Race, Soccer and Beauty Pageant Competition in NepalStop Elephant Race, Soccer and Beauty Pageant.. in Personal More Like This
For the past nine years, Nepal has been hosting elephant festival that includes “The Elephant Games”.
The games feature trained elephants playing human sports, like soccer and racing. Elephants are forced to run in the competition and if they don't obey then they are beaten with sickle and bull hooks. The elephants are also subjected to a beauty pageant where their toes and other body parts are painted with toxic paints.
The annual December festival is the attempt of Nepal to promote tourism and conservation awareness of endangered Asian elephants but if we see nicely then this has been only an attempt to promote tourism. These games do not promote any kind of conservation for their environment and within the next four years the organizer committee hope to build a stadium designed specifically to house the elephant games. If they succeed to build such stadium then it will be one
Rhinos Petitions / Save the Rhinos!The rhino is being hunted into extinction and could disappear forever unless we act now. Shocking new statistics show 440 rhinos were brutally killed last year in South Africa alone -- a massive increase on five years ago when just 13 had their horns hacked off. European nations could lead the world to a new plan to save these amazing creatures but they need to hear from us first!Rhinos Petitions / Save the Rhinos! in Personal More Like This
Fueling this devastation is a huge spike in demand for rhino horns, used for bogus cancer cures, hangover remedies and good luck charms in China and Vietnam. Protests from South Africa have so far been ignored by the authorities, but Europe has the power to change this by calling for a ban on all rhino trade.
SOUTH AFRICA HAS BEEN PROPOSING FOR HORN TRADE SINCE 1981. THEIR STUBBORN REFUSAL TO APPLY THE BAN ON RHINOS AND THEIR BY-PRODUCTS IS LEADING TO THE EXTINCTION OF THE FAMILY RHINOCERIDAE WORLDWIDE.
1) Petition to the Environmental Authorities of BELGIUM
Save the Giraffes / PetitionsStop Hunting Giraffes for SportSave the Giraffes / Petitions in Personal More Like This
In many African countries, it is legal to hunt giraffes for sport. Hunters from around the world pay up to 15,000 dollars just for the chance to kill one of these animals. Despite declining giraffe populations, these African countries claim that hunting can be profitable for the government and citizens and that giraffe populations can be sustainably managed. But the continuation of this brutal practice only perpetuates the idea that these animals are a commodity and encourages illegal poaching. End the hunting of giraffes for sport today.
Save The Giraffe From Extinction
Conserve giraffe species, subspecies, and distinct populations.The giraffe has suffered significant declines in the past decade with the total population dropping some 30 percent across Africa.
A giraffe sub-species, Rothchild's giraffe, current estimates of population size are well below
Save CamelsStop Mass Killings of Wild Camels in AustraliaSave Camels in Personal More Like This
The Australian government has decided that the country's wild camel population is a nuisance and that the solution to the problem is the mass killing of the animals. Citing everything from climate change to the animal's need for large amounts of water, the government has implemented a project that seeks to greatly reduce the camel population over the coming years. Tell the Australian government to stop killing camels and create a plan that is both sustainable and humane.
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Save Bactrian Camel
The Bactrian camel is a two-hump camel with a shaggy coat and an almost U-shaped neck. It is the only remaining Old World camel in the wild. It lives in the harsh arid plains along the border between China and Mongolia, and can withstand temperatures from minus 20°F to 100°F. Hunting and competition with grazing domestic species have led to a d
Save Elephants from Train Accidents in IndiaThis week, a passenger train in eastern India plowed into a herd of elephants. Seven of the animals were killed, including two babies, and at least ten others were seriously injured.Save Elephants from Train Accidents in India in Personal More Like This
Though the terrified herd ran away at first, they eventually returned to the railway tracks to mourn for hours before forest guards and railroad workers drove them away again.
Railway authorities have repeatedly ignored requests from the forest ministry department to reduce their speeds inside the elephant corridors. As a result, at least 50 elephants have been killed by trains since 2004 in West Bengal state alone. Ironically, Indian Railways' mascot is an elephant calf.
These intelligent, compassionate animals deserve to be protected from suffering these horrible deaths. Tell India's railway authorities to implement safety measures to stop elephants from getting struck by any more trains!
Sign the Petition :
Save the Whales and Dolphins / PetitionsWhales Revenge, campaigned to gather 1 million signatures for a petition to stop whaling.Save the Whales and Dolphins / Petitions in Personal More Like This
Help Hollywood Actor Pierce Brosnan stop the navy's attack on whales.
Twenty-five years ago, under strong international pressure, in which Jacques Cousteau was a key leader, the International Whaling Commission enacted a moratorium on international commercial whaling. But using the justification of local traditions or supposed scientific goals, Japan, Norway and Iceland bypassed the rule and just slaughtered 25,000 giants of the sea.
Save the Seals / PetitionsSave the Hawaiian Monk SealSave the Seals / Petitions in Personal More Like This
Hawaiian monk seals are the only pinniped species (seal, sea lion, or walrus) that is found exclusively in the United States. The monk seal faces impending extinction (within 50 years) as a result of habitat infringement, entanglements, contaminants, food limitation, and other threats. In addition to contributing to biodiversity, monk seals are a top marine predator and play a vital role in the ocean ecosystem; their loss would likely have ecosystem-wide repercussions.
Sign the Petitions :
Saving The Cape Fur Seal From Extinction
Cape Fur Seals, found nowhere else on earth, except around the tip of Africa, a
Take action for poorly treating a baby elephantAction against the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation for poorly treating a baby elephantTake action for poorly treating a baby elephant in Personal More Like This
A mahout from Surin, Thailand, claims the government has seized and mistreated his elephant, and is asking for help to file a lawsuit against state officials who have put the animal at death's door. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) unfairly confiscated his elephant, and put the elephant at risk of "imminent death" because of poor treatment.
The department filed a complaint with officers at Krapo police station accusing the mahout of possessing wildlife without permission. State officials then removed Phang Taengmo (the baby elephant) to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) in Lampang province as state property. The Surin Public Prosecutor Office did not charge the mahout with illegal ownership, and then ordered the DNP to return Phang Taengmo to him.
He went to see the elephant at TECC on Sept 9. He couldn'
Save the Koalas / PetitionsSave the Tanja Forest koalas from woodchippingSave the Koalas / Petitions in Personal More Like This
The koalas of Tanja State Forest are threatened by logging of their forest for 6,000 tonnes of woodchips. This newly discovered population is critical to the survival of far south coast koalas, which are on the brink of extinction. Logging must stop now if this much loved animal is to have a future in the region.
Save Koalas from Possible Extinction!
Quite possibly one of the cutest animals in existence, the Australian koala is facing serious health dangers. An epidemic of chlamydia has begun to ravage Australia's koala population. In koalas, chlamydia is a nasty bacterial disease with symptoms including blindness, respiratory infections, and even infertility.
SAVE AUSTRALIA'S KOALAS !!
This petition has been established by Amanda Y. Kidd in an effort t
Wolves Petitions / Save the WolvesDemand more public hearings for the future of gray wolves!Wolves Petitions / Save the Wolves in Personal More Like This
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) continues to pick and choose when it comes to gray wolves.
They chose to ignore America's plea to halt the official proposal to delist nearly all gray wolves in the Lower 48. They chose to ignore 16 prominent wildlife scientists, all of whom expressed deep concern around the delisting.
Save Montana's Wolves
Currently, there are two wolf issues that people find confusing: 1) The removal of all gray wolves from the federal government's Endangered Species Act (ESA); and 2) Their management by the states.
The most current science has shown that the loss of wolves and other predators has degraded almost every ecosystem on earth.For more information,download the pdf.
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again in Art Features More Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Mansions of The MindWatch depthRADIUSMansions of The Mind in Art Features More Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very lon
DronesApr 10, 2013by techgnoticDrones in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “just
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonCollection: In The Shadow of Dragon in Art Features More Like This
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Lady Gaga, Reduced to Ashes, A Phoenix to AriseLady Gaga, Reduced to Ashes, A Phoenix to Arise in Art Features More Like This
Reduced to AshesA Phoenix to Arise
If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it.
Today, Lady Gaga’s throne as a reigning pop diva is a 24 carat gold wheelchair, emergency hip surgery forcing the cancellation of her latest tour – a betrayal more devastating for her than for the typical performer, given her relationship with her fans. Her body has finally broken in sacrifice to the needs of her monsters for constant contact and reassurance. The question now is whether this brutal brush with her own mortality will result in the pop goddess pulling back from the edge – or only drive her to new heigh
Jurassic PokemonJurassic Pokemon in Art Features More Like This
Realistic Pokemon Season 1 by arvalis
arvalis aka RJ Palmer is a long time deviant who has created his own unique niche at DeviantArt.
He was first known as the artist who drew incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Somehow his depictions of dinosaurs began morphing into Pokemon characters. He is now renowned as dA’s master of realistic Pokemon illustrations. His has been quite a success story through art. His rise has been quite a success story on how to build a following in the community. RJ has wonderful tutoria
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
Avengers in the Morning[12:04:38 AM] Brucε Bannεr: LESS SAY THE ALPHABET, KIDSAvengers in the Morning in Personal More Like This
[12:04:42 AM] T'Chala: OKAAY
[12:04:46 AM] Brucε Bannεr: A IS FOR?
[12:04:51 AM] T'Chala: ALPHABET!
[12:04:55 AM] Brucε Bannεr: B IS FOR?
[12:05:01 AM] T'Chala: BLACK
[12:05:04 AM] Brucε Bannεr: C IS FOR?
[12:05:09 AM] T'Chala: CHANGE
[12:05:14 AM] Brucε Bannεr: D IS FOR?
[12:05:16 AM] T'Chala: DICKS
[12:05:19 AM] Brucε Bannεr: E IS FOR?
[12:05:20 AM] T'Chala: my mommy told me that one
[12:05:23 AM] Brucε Bannεr: LOL
[12:05:28 AM] T'Chala: ELASTIC
[12:05:31 AM] Brucε Bannεr: F IS FOR?
[12:05:34 AM] T'Chala: FUCK
[12:05:38 AM] Brucε Bannεr: G IS FOR?
[12:05:41 AM] T'Chala: GAY
[12:05:46 AM] Brucε Bannεr: H IS FOR?
[12:05:59 AM] T'Chala: HELP IM TRAPPED IN A BASEMENT
[12:06:01 AM] Brucε Bannεr: I IS FOR?
[12:06:07 AM] T'Chala: INTERNET
[12:06:10 AM] Brucε Bannεr: J IS FOR?
[12:06:16 AM] T'Chala: JAIL
FascinatingThe Triforce on my hoodie turns out to be standing for two fictional cultures that I hold dear to my heart and personal history.Fascinating in Personal More Like This
I hold the symbol of Power, Wisdom, and Courage, of course. But I also hold the symbol of....
Live Long And Prosper.
The Triforce is also the Vulcan symbol of peace and prosper. It's on the priest robes and in the Vulcan temples...
Well, I'm trying to dwell on something interesting..
NEW YERK HURRI went to New York City yesterday! Manhattan And all. Bought a Star Trek shirt from the famous MidTown comic book store. Walked around Times Square, seeing all those amazing lights and everythingXDNEW YERK HURR in Personal More Like This
oh! Saw where they filmed the Avengers, and the Doctor Who episode(s): Angels Have Taken Manhatten; Daleks in Manhatten.
((I even sat on the SAME EXACT rocks that the Doctor, Amy, and Rory sat on!))
Saw the weeping angel-ERHM, Statue of Liberty. The Empire State Building (built by Daleks, we all knowXD)
And also when I was In New Jersey, I went to Carlos' bakery from the TLC show "Cake Boss"! It was REALLY cool, and also the food was amazing. One of the workers liked my Zelda hoodieXD.
New York had a lot of Spider-Man. I MEAN A LOT. They really do love himXD. Also saw posters for the broadway jekll&hyde and the newsies.
But yeah, New York City was amazing<3<3
Fun facts about Spock1. Spock is half human.Fun facts about Spock in Personal More Like This
2. Spock hates Marshmellows.
3. Spock likes cats.
4. Spock believes McCoy practiced Witchcraft/Witchdoctor.
5. Spock regards Kirk as a 'highly illogical but reasonable human-being'.
6. Spock is very passionate.
7. Spock really likes Uhura.
8. Spock likes to sigh.
9. Spock's blood is green.
10. Spock reallly likes Sherlock Holmes Mysteries.
all canon, too.
Thanks..Thanks.. in Personal More Like This
Thank you guys for trying to cheer me up. I know you're all really trying but I don't know if I'll ever be better again... All I feel is pain. Loss and sadness. So much anger..
Why do we fall?"Gotham is lost." Bruce breathed, keeping a hand pressed against his side. Alfred kept a steady hand on the railing of the old lift as it descended. He looked up, watching in a hint of sadness as Wayne Mansion burned. He turned back to his master, noticing the deep wound Bruce had recieved from the burning log.Why do we fall? in Personal More Like This
The log that Raz' Al Gul left on him to die.
"Master Wayne," Alfred said,"Why do we fall?" Bruce was slightly surprised at the question, but his memories provoked him. He closed his eyes, taking him back to the day when he was only seven years old. He was playing tag with Rachel Daws then- He fell into the well. The bats scared him as he screamed, trying to push them away. About an hour later, Thomas Wayne came down to rescue his son. He reached out a hand and asked,"Bruce? Why do we fall?"
So we can pick ourselves back up.
So we can pick ourselves back up.
"S-so we can pick ourselves back up." Bruce opened his eyes and rose to his feet, ignoring the pain
Top 10 fictional charactersRules: you must chose ten fictional characters wisely (how have they affected you? Why you choose them? This is a serious choice.) they CANNOT be from the same franchise/fandom. ( like if Kirk was one then spock another-both from star trek. Cannot choose from same fandom).Top 10 fictional characters in Personal More Like This
My top 10:
1) Bruce Banner/Hulk ((Marvel's Avengers/Incredible Hulk))
2) The Doctor ((Doctor Who))
3) Mr. Spock ((Star Trek))
4) Link ((Legend Of Zelda))
5) Daniel Fenton/Danny Phantom ((Danny Phantom))
6) Jack Skellington ((Nightmare Before Christmas))
7) Flutter-Shy ((My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic))
8) Pheonix Wright ((Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney))
9) Okami Amaturasu ((Okami))
10) Samus Aran ((Metroid))
I also can rp as any of them. But if you want to do this in your journal you can.
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
Tomb Raider Reborn ContestTomb Raider RebornTomb Raider Reborn Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
7 awesome crafts you probably didn't know existed7 Awesome Crafts you probably didn't know existed7 awesome crafts you probably didn't know existed in Art Features More Like This
The world of crafting is fascinating and never ending. We have been crafting since the first human molded some mud into a pot, and a seemingly endless list of crafts has been created since. Some crafts are very well known, and you have probably dabbled a bit into them yourself... but some of them are a lot less known. I put some examples together, please enjoy them and leave a comment below letting us know how many of them you already knew if you know any unknown crafts, feel free to share them with us!
Extra credits if you already tried some of these!
Note: These are NOT totally obscure crafts that are only practiced in remote places of the world or that require specialized equipment, I chose crafts that should be easy enough to pick up but not a lot of people are doing.
1. Stone carving.
Incredible works of art can be made even from the humble common stone. Precious or semi-
Introduction to setting up your storeIntroduction to setting up your storeIntroduction to setting up your store in Art Features More Like This
I have been there, deciding to sell your work is a scary decision. What do I do? How do I sell? How do I accept money? What do I do so that I don't lose money? What if no one buys my work? I went through every emotion and scary thought before I began. Three years after I opened my store I finally feel comfortable giving advice about it. This is a huge topic and I could write tons of info about it, so I'll begin with this introduction and build up on future articles. I will also write a second article about taking commissions, wait for it later this week!
Last year I wrote some guidelines with some more information about selling your work online, please consider reading it too! This article will focus on setting up your store.
Disclaimer: I'm not the most successful online seller, and I don't intend to be - I'm pretty busy with my studies, and most of my business comes from custom commissions, no
Giveaway and great news!GIVEAWAY CLOSED, WINNERS TOMORROWGiveaway and great news! in Deviant Events More Like This
Guess what guys! I'm reopening my stores (Etsy and Storenvy) and commissions, I can finally announce that I'm getting married and I need to save as much as possible for the big day, July 27th. And just before anyone asks, the wedding is not improvised we've been planning it for a long time but there's still a lot of things to buy and consider, I could use some more money to save
So buy my stuff to celebrate the reopening I'm also doing a giveaway! Actually it's three giveaways running simultaneously on deviantART, Facebook and YouTube, you can join any of them or the three of them to have more chances to win.
To join DA's giveawa
Yay for Polymer Clay 13Please click that button and this news article so more people can share the polymer clay love!Yay for Polymer Clay 13 in Art Features More Like This
Polymer clay has been taken beyond child's play by many talented artists, artists that deserve more recognition. Each week moofestgirl and Talty will bring you their favorite polymer clay submissions for that week. Please enjoy them and show them much love! If you know any artist that you think deserves more recognition, please let us know so we can consider them for future features.
Dolls and sculptures
Valentine's Day Cake + Chocolate Anatomical Heart by abohemianbazaarLittle fruit by LiskeBunnik
Hand-Made Labyrinth Worm Ring - FOR SALE by Chaotica-ILarge Red Flower Bouquet Ring by DiaSzaboDragonFly Leaf Pendant by KabiDesignsRose Garden Bracelet by DiaSzaboSchool of Jellyfish Glowing by NeverlandJewelryPendant "The emblem of Feanor" by Tantalia
Our featured artist this week is abohemianbazaar. He has a seemingly infinite patience, and his attention for details make his miniature work extremely realistic. E
Stop this American Horror StoryWalmart’s torture of pigs is a real American horror story. Driven mad from boredom and stress, pregnant pigs confined to filthy gestation crates endure nightmarish conditions I would not wish on my worst enemies. Walmart must stop supporting cruel gestation crates.Stop this American Horror Story in Personal More Like This
Hello, I’m James Cromwell, and I just narrated the latest undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals at a major Walmart pork supplier. What I saw in this video is a living nightmare. And it has got to stop!
At Walmart pork suppliers, thousands of pregnant pigs spend nearly their entire lives crammed into cages so small they can barely move. They can’t turn around, walk or even lie down comfortably for nearly their entire lives.
In the video, pigs can be seen constantly ramming their heads against their tiny stalls out of stress and frustration. These intelligent and social animals are literally driven mad from sheer boredom and lack of stimulation.
Animal welfare experts around the world agree that these
BBC documentary: Pedigree Dogs ExposedWARNINGBBC documentary: Pedigree Dogs Exposed in Personal More Like This
This documentary contains graphic and disturbing material that may be unsuitable for some viewers.
A Home for Zuri - Locust Grove, GAClick here to donate!A Home for Zuri - Locust Grove, GA in Personal More Like This
Zuri, "The Hopeless One," before being healed at Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary
Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary is a 250 acre facility in Locust Grove, Georgia, U.S. that boasts an animal rehabilitation center, nature trails, and many natural habitats for more than 1,000 animals. They strive to educate the public about animal welfare and conservation, and to take in orphaned, abused, or injured animals, no matter what their illness. It costs a lot to run their sanctuary, and they're lucky to get volunteers. These folks do some amazing work, and they need your help to provide a safe, healthy habitat for their ailing white tiger, Zuri.
Although Zuri was born normal-looking on the outside, she has an incredibly weak immune system and was near death when she went to live at Noah's Ark. At her original home, she was hidden from the eyes of the visiting public, as she was missing almost all of the hair on her bo
Bile is Vile - AsiaClick here to donate to Free the Bears Fund, Inc.Bile is Vile - Asia in Personal More Like This
Click here to donate to the Animals Asia Foundation
Click here to sign the petition!
WARNING: This post contains graphic pictures and descriptions of animal suffering.
Bear bile farming takes place in countries like China, Vietnam, Laos, and Korea, where bile is popular in traditional medicine. Bile is created in the liver, and stored in the gall bladder. Thirty years ago, the only way to acquire bear bile was to kill a bear, and remove its gall bladder. Of course, now that the bears used in this practice are endangered, farms must offset the cost of illegally acquiring more bears. How do they do this? They prolong their suffering.
My cat loves me because...My cat loves me becauseMy cat loves me because... in Personal More Like This
... he cares for me weight since he always takes the sausage of my bread when I donīt look.
... he finds my feet beautiful, especially the toes that he loves to play with while I try to sleep.
... he allows me to touch him, no matter what I am doing when he made that decision.
... he allows me to live with him and sleep in the same bed.
... he simply sits down on my keyboard if again I have played too much Diablo III.
... he does not want me to smoke - the ashtray is "removed" quite often from my table.
... he brings half dead mice into my living room so I have something to play with too before I shall eat it.
... he always finds his perfect sleeping position right in front of my face so I can see him when I fall asleep.
... he relaxes so much while being pet on my lap that the farts continue to roll out of him.
... he simply lays dow
My visitor...EDIT 6: His name is Hektor now. Hahaha.... he will be coming back this evening and I sooooo hope that after a few days he will be coming back to my garden again so I can work on socializing him more and more. Keeping him inside now would not work... yet. But one thing after the other. He now has to learn how to trust me again and I promise to do my very best. If all this will work out and the allergy test for both me and my son will be negative, Hektor will be chipped with my information.My visitor... in Personal More Like This
EDIT 5: Congrats to everyone who said, that Katze is a male... as you were right. So "she" is a "he" and he still is at the vet until tomorrow evening. He got his bits bewteen his legs removed and also they removed fleas and worms. he is not chipped and not tattooed which means that no one feels responsible for him... well, of course I do now.
There is also very sad news about him though.... his leg. He must have had an accident, for example with a car quite some time ago because indeed his leg has
Hektor - the story continues... final edit!EDIT August 25th:Hektor - the story continues... final edit! in Personal More Like This
Over night I have gotten really sweet notes by nice people here who offered help with the allergy thing.... thank you very much! You know who you are and I really apprecuiate your thoughts and ideas.
Unfortunately I got even more notes telling me to keep the cat, not understanding what this is all about. So I am telling you know:
I have several allergies against several things already, be it fur of guinea pigs, pollen, antibiotics or food or even dust. Those are just a few examples of many.... believe me, many allergies. Being stung by a wasp or even eating a fresh apple will kill me within minutes. I am on antihistamine pills pretty much all of the year, so my symptoms are reduced... but they are never fully gone.
I have this since I am a small child. There have been times I could not leave the house in spring, because I had bad bad asthma because of the pollen and believe me, this is hard for a child, when your friends may play outside in the s
Hyena OC Design - ContestUPDATE:Hyena OC Design - Contest in Personal More Like This
The contest is officially over. Thank you to everyone who entered! I'll be announcing the winner(s) early next week at the absolute latest!
A word about colors: I DON'T want these hyenas to share the same color scheme as the hyenas we see in TLK. I want them to have browns and tawny colors (like spotted hyenas in nature).
Surprise! I'm holding another contest! This time there will be only one winner for each category, but that winner (or winners) will get a very special prize! Read on to find out more.
THEME & RULES
"Hyena OC Design"
For those of you who've read my comic "Betrothed," you know there's a sequel in the works. It's in pre-production now, and I'm in the process of finishing the script, creating characters, and doing concept art. I have just about everything I need, except two characters. I need a male and a female spotted hyena with natural colors. They should be designed how th
Points Commissions DetailsAsk me if I'm available for commissions via note or comment.Points Commissions Details in Personal More Like This
I do points commissions! Send me a note if you want one and we'll discuss the details. More info on pricing/examples are listed below. All prices are negotiable. Scroll down to see my policy/guarantee. * I use points to buy my DA subby, give away points/buy subbies for friends, donate points in contests, and am pretty all around generous.
All commissions must be paid for after the sketch stage is approved (if the commissioner asks to see the sketch, otherwise commissions must be paid for in advance). If the commission IS for a sketch, it must be paid for in advance.
80 - a full body character sketch (+20 for each additional character*)
80 - 100 - an upper body/headshot character portrait, full color with shading (*)
Nala15's 5th DA Anniversary RAFFLE!!! - ClosedI'm gonna announce the winners VERY soon!Nala15's 5th DA Anniversary RAFFLE!!! - Closed in Personal More Like This
The raffle is OPEN!!!
(Scroll down for more details. )
The raffle ends this Sunday night at 11:59pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)! I'll be drawing the winners on Monday evening. Good luck and thanks for entering!
It was just brought to my attention that this raffle may be against DA's rules and policy. I'm still waiting for a reply from the help desk, but if this is indeed against the rules, I will refund everyone's points. So far, it's my assumption that DA doesn't want people entering points with the hope of winning more points and/or actual money. But if it's entered for a subscription, or a picture, it seems to be all right. Read this article (and the comments on the article) for more details: http://communityops.deviantart.com/journal/An-official-word-on-lotteries-225795707
Hey there everybody!
On April 21st, I'll have
How Billie the Unicorn was published.I actually wrote a lengthy blog post last year about the process of getting Billie published. The beginnings of Billie actually started back in 2002.How Billie the Unicorn was published. in Personal More Like This
Here's a link to the blog post, scroll down a bit past the Comic Con 2011 wrap up to get to a wordy post that has some old scribbles.
I don't think there is one way to get a book or a film made. There are many different roads, but it always helps to get your art out there.
New SBFF this weekend!There's a clip here-> Solomon Grundy and the SBFFs!New SBFF this weekend! in Personal More Like This
Lauren was super nice and let me storyboard it! It was super fun to work on, and airs this Saturday!
Please watch it!!!
Amethyst shouldn't be too far behind!
Questions about BillieHi everyone!Questions about Billie in Personal More Like This
I've been getting a lot of notes lately asking how I illustrated "Billie the Unicorn", and how I got it published. I've been super busy at work, so I'm really bad at answering emails.
Tonight I'll attempt getting a blog post together to help answer any questions you all have. (I'll link to it here.)
Thanks again for the interest and support!
300 WATCHERS!? PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!!Hi everyone!300 WATCHERS!? PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!! in Personal More Like This
thank you guys soo much, 300 watchers is huge deal for me!
In celebration of this 300 watchers, I will be doing a free plushie giveaway!
I will be giving away a "chibi plushie" of your choice! It has to be one that I've already made.
Steps To enter this giveaway:
favorite this journal entry
must comment on this journal entry
This giveaway last till June 27th! so goodluck!
400 WATCHERS?! PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!OMG! HI everyone!400 WATCHERS?! PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!! in Personal More Like This
thank you guys soo much, 400 watchers is huge deal for me!
In celebration of this 400 watchers, I will be doing a free plushie giveaway!
I will be giving away a "chibi plushie" of your choice! It has to be one that I've already made.
Steps To enter this giveaway:
favorite this journal entry
must comment on this journal entry
THIS GIVEAWAY WILL LAST TILL JUNE 15TH! so hurry now!!