Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Hello lovely followers, there are quite a lot of you so I’m hoping someone can help
I need to know if anyone lives in Utah, relatively urgently. I’m concerned about the status of a friend who has stopped all contact very abruptly, and who has an ex with a history of abusive behaviour
If you could ping me if you can help, I’d be very grateful
Retrieverman has a fantastic chart:
Domestic dogs, coyotes, wolves, Ethiopian wolves and golden jackals can interbreed.
Side-striped jackals, black-backed jackals, Dholes, and African wild dogs cannot produce offspring with domestic dogs.
Omg I have a newly discovered love for phylogenetic trees.
The quickest and surest way to my heart is to buy me a poster with a phylogenetic tree on it. It doesn’t matter so much what the species is. A good phylogenetic tree is a thing of beauty
Forget cat cafes. Or black cat cafes. Or penguin bars. Japan’s latest novelty cafe is the “fukurou cafe” (フクロウカフェ), or the “owl cafe.”
Owl cafes like Fukurou no Mise (“Owl Shop”) and Tori no Iru Cafe (“The Cafe with Birds”) started getting noticed online in Japan late last year.
This summer saw more owl cafes open, and currently there are owl cafes like Fukurou Sabou (“Owl Teahouse”) in Tokyo, Owl Family in Osaka, and Crew, another owl cafe in Osaka, among others.
omg must go live here o.o
IM GONNA CRY
SOMEONE GO WITH ME TO AN OWL CAFE
Anyone here have a commentary on this? I want to know if it’s good for the animals or not. ;_; I’ve seen this post going around a lot lately, and I can’t imagine that having all those predators hooded, so close to each other, is any good? Especially in the bottom photo, they’re tethered yeah but if one of them baited it could easily attack the others, they’re tethered super super close.
IT’S A CUTE PLACE BUT i’m afraid for the wellfare of burd. But I don’t want to go out and say it’s a bad place, when it might not be, idk.
No this is not good. At all.
For a start many of these owls are nocturnal, and forcing them to spend all day in a brightly lit room is likely very stressful and uncomfortable for them. Forcing them to have constant human contact is also probably very stressful.
Secondly keeping this many owls of different species so close together is a serious risk. The bigger owls could easily turn around and attack/kill one of the smaller owls. I’ve been to many bird of prey centers/displays and the staff are always super careful not to have two owls of different species out at the same time because of how risky it is. They also never have owls out for more than 10-15 minutes to minimize stress.
And thirdly the environment they’re in is in no way suitable. Owls should be kept outdoors in large, naturalistic aviarys where they have room to fly and places to hide away if they don’t want to be observed. This is no life for an owl. Even if they have proper aviarys to retire too once the cafe shuts this is still in no way ideal.
I expect there’s a load more issues not immediately obvious, too. Sure, it might be cute but the welfare of the birds has to come first and places that exploit exotic animals in this way should not be supported.
As humans, we come up with the strangest things.
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This is a big pet peeve for Jeremy and I. We ALWAYS have our boys on leashes and cannot believe how many loose dogs we encounter in our neighborhood.
The boys are relatively friendly with other dogs, but when I have all three of them leashed up and a new dog comes bounding towards us and gets all up in our business, chaos ensues. They get wrapped around my legs, tangled up in their leashes and it stresses them out.
Then when Jeremy goes running with MoJo, he frequently encounters people sitting on their porches with their dogs hanging out off leash that end up chasing MoJo down. Jeremy has had to pick MoJo up a few times just to get the other dog to go away!
Restrain your dogs, people. Even if they are “friendly.”
Please follow leash laws everyone. Your dog my be friendly but many other dogs aren’t and they have just as much of a right to go on walks as your dog. Leash laws are for everyone’s safety.
Please don’t come any closer!
Please wait just a moment while I handle my dog!
Please don’t let your kid yell at or run past her!
(KEEPS WALKING TOWARD YOU)
Woah oh my god your dog is so scary it could have hurt my baby!
This is why I can’t hike with my dog (Brie) even though she absolutely loves hiking… its too much of a risk for her.
Up until recently she was absolutely terrified of other dogs (she’s gotten a lot better through controlled interactions with the neighbor dogs through the fence)…. and more than once I had to heft her up over my head to keep her and the other dog apart on leash-only trails which isn’t safe for anyone- she’s a 22 pound leggy dog who is quite skilled at flailing about when afraid… of course the owners in all of these situations reacted EXACTLY like this and didn’t bother to try to get their dog away from me or my clearly panicked dog.
It also really bothers me when people go on leash-only (or worse no dog) trails with their off leash dogs.
Almost every time I see off leash dogs on trails they’re behaving badly (ie chasing wildlife, harassing other hikers (me), not responding to their owner’s commands) and the owners act like its totally fine and that they have their dog under control.
Keep your dogs on leash where there’s leash laws (especially in parks… off leash dogs are the reason why lots of trails are closed to all dogs)
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[Howl’s Moving Castle] Howl & Sophie
Arowana (Sceleropages sp.)
Arowanas are a family of freshwater bony fish native to South America, South East Asia and Australia. They are popular in the aquarium trade, especially in Asian countries, due to their resemblance to the oriental dragon. Selective breeding has resulted in varieties with a range of colours and patterns. The fish is associated with wealth and perfect specimens can often fetch a high price; up to several thousand dollars.
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