Anonymous said: i mean sure hunting might not be v environmentally damaging but i think it's deceptive to call it 'ethical'. killing anything sentient enough to want to live is murder and if you think otherwise you're deceiving yourself to please your palette.
You misunderstand what death is. It is not “murder.” Murder is done with malevolent intent. It is not murder when a wolf kills an elk. And the fact that it is instinctual makes no difference. Why? Instinct is not flawed. Logic, however, can be. To use your logic to consider something “murder” can be to use faulty logic. Humans are animals. Humans can love animals. And humans can eat animals WITHOUT hating them.
You cannot plan out a murder without hating someone though. And to love animals means you desire them to live, yes? Yet we all need death in order to live. EVERY ORGANISM THRIVES ON THE DEATH OF ANOTHER. We need plants to die for others to eat. We need decomposing animals for the soil for more plants.
Death is not the end of life, it’s the recycling of it. It’s the continuation of it.
Furthermore, more than anything else, we (plants and animals) need a healthy planet. And guess what. There is no environmentally friendly way to pollute the Earth. It is unnatural to find foreign plants and carry them across oceans on ships that contribute largely to pollution. It is unnatural to destroy natural habitats in the name of your “crop.” That is causing damage to animals, though it is indirect. The worst part is, people pretend it is not an issue. It’s ignorance at its finest to condemn someone for doing one thing, when you contribute to the same issue (the “murder” of animals) in only a different way. It’s lying to yourself and nothing more. It is not natural to destroy an animals home in the name of your mall, or clothing factories (which is far less ethical than wearing fur you get from hunting or scavenging).
The death of a signal organism is not what matters. The only death that really matters is the death of life itself. Which can happen if people continue to defend an industrial society.
Not only this, but that are preyed upon know they are to be preyed upon. And they evolve to give themselves a fighting chance of survival, and hunting animals evolve to better hunt. We all evolve to eat what’s around us, and that is not deniable. Life strives on balance. We eat because we have to. We evolve certain ways because it is what is natural and what is best for life (AS A WHOLE) to continue.
No argument based solely on morality will ever be a valid argument. In science, we look to somethings nature or natural properties to understand it better. But if someone thinks it murder to step on grass, or to eat meat, or any other natural thumping, that is simply natural selection. Because in the real world, in a natural non-industrial dependant world, you would perish and your genes would not be passed on.
My suggestion is to stop demonizing nature.
"PETA is right cuz PETA says so duhhhh!!1!1!!" Honestly, as someone with Native American ancestry these people really puss me off. My ancestors were not blood thirsty savages who hated animals. Bull tucking shit. Eating animals is wrong but lies, standard, and racism is a-ok!
As someone who went vegetarian four years ago and has become vegan since two months ago, I have to agree here. People who insist that you have to be a cruel murderer to eat meat are not opinionated. They are WRONG. Just wrong. You can’t tell me I don’t love my husband. No matter how much you say “No I believe if you argued, you hate him. You can’t argue and love someone!” I still love him, despite your delusional standpoint. You can say personally, for YOU it’d have to be hate that causes you to ever eat meat. But you cannot use your “opinion ” to make a false claim as to why other people do. Kudos on the demonizing nature part too, well said indeed.
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I will not judge you on the color of your skin.
Or sexual preferences.
Or your ancestry.
Or your wealth or lack thereof.
Or your body shape.
Whoever you are, wherever you are, I am willing to listen to and to attempt an understanding of your opinions and perspectives and identity.
As long as it’s not hurting anyone, do what makes you happy. :)
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First attempt at piecing her together. I probably made more than few errors, put it was fun practice. I’ll give it anther try and take better photos once she’s done degreasing.
The piles on the side are her paws. It was 4am and I ran out of steam. xD
tabagisme-travailleur said: hi hello uh. i dont follow you on this blog (this is an rp blog) but i DO follow you on another; it's defitreary if it helps; and i was. recently told about otherkin and you seem pretty chill and not a troll blog (like sadvaporwavebabe or w/e their url was) and. I was kind of wondering; what IS an otherkin/how does it work (because god forbid wikipedia help in the slightest) tho i understand if you don't want to talk about it. thank you anyways though! have a v good day))
To make things supremely simple, an otherkin is someone who identifies as something other than themselves. There are different kinds and somethings that some people categorize as otherkin and other people don’t but that’s the general gist. There are three basic types: therian (those who identify as animals you find here on earth), non-therian (mythic animal and such you’d find on earth), and fictives (people who identify with “fake” things like objects, robot, aliens, and spacekin depending on how you classify them), such as myself!
Being an otherkin works much the same way as gender (I feel comfortable making this comparison as a gender neutral but if this upsets anyone, please message me). It’s, for me, an identification of the soul with something other than what people see. It’s different for everyone. Some people it’s a casual identity thing. For some people, it’s spiritual and integrated into their faith. Like I said, different for everyone. And it’s not always consistent. Some times you feel hella kin-y. Sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you’re a robot with cool ass circuits and flashy interfaces and sometimes you’re an intergalactic being of supreme power. And sometimes you’re not.
I hope that helps! If you have more questions or you don’t this to be public, please send me another message. Thank you for being so polite! <333
84. Wondering why you can’t do something physically and remembering you aren’t as strong when you’re human.
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Anonymous said: Beings with clinical lycanthropy are NOT THERIANS! Therianthropy is not due to psychological issues or anything of the such. One may identify as a therian for psychological reasons, but clinical lycanthropy, which causes people to believe that they are physically an animal, is not therianthropy. Therians understand that they are physically in a human body.
I appreciate your concern, anon. But therianthropy includes any individual who identifies as nonhuman or more than human. This includes people with clinical lycanthropy as they do in fact identify as nonhuman. It’s only psychological. Therianthropy is a unique experience to every therian, and therianthropy, in turn, cannot have a narrow definition. This definition includes the vast majority of all therians, and I’ve consulted with many other (500+) therians who agree.
This is beyond incorrect -.- Clinical lycanthropy is a delusional state, not an identity. People with clinical lycanthropy are suffering from delusions, they do not identify as non-human in a therianthropic sense. They identify as physically non-human due to their delusional state.
Anyone can “quote” statistics on the spot by pulling numbers out of their butt. The vast majority of therians most certainly do not agree that sufferers of clinical lycanthropy are therians. So kindly stop misrepresenting the community.
Feel free to check out my instagram in which I’ve had over 1,000 followers, primarily therians who agreed and contributed to the definitions. Sorry, but the “majority of therians” does not just include your opinion.
Therianthropy is not a mere identity. It is a feeling, often rooted in some psychological cause. This does not mean a mental illness, however. But that can be the case.
Theangrylionshark perfectly represents Tumblrs therian community as well as tumblr in general. “Omg stfu it offending me. My opinion is factual! Dont bring it truth statistics nooo it hurts ma feelings!” Lmfao
African wild dog (12 week old puppy)
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