The Missadventures of a Wordsmith

“That’s the trouble with caring about anybody, you begin to feel overprotective. Then you begin to feel crowded.”

peachpopsicle:

The anatomy of a gummybear

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be-their-sound:

angryinthebones:

mothballwombat:

fuckyeahfatvegans:

dontbreakveg:

To these 3 asks, and the other 10 in my message box:
This is why I hate PETA:
As long as PETA executes homeless cats and dogs, praises slaughterhouse designer Temple Grandin, and promotes the ‘humane’ enslavement and murder of animals in the meat, dairy and egg industries, animals will never be free. Its murderous behavior, endless compromises, and myopic tactics are detrimental to the animals, and the movement that seeks to liberate them from human bondage.
PETA’s founder Ingrid Newkirk, a documented serial killer of homeless animals, literally goes out of her way to trap healthy cats in Norfolk, Virginia. The feral cats are then brought to a shed located behind its headquarters, and killed. A representative from the nursing home next door inquired why employees were taking caged cats into the shed but coming out with empty cages. BUSTED! Instead of changing her evil ways, which also proves she is addicted to killing, Newkirk ordered her crew to cover the cages with blankets so no one could see there were cats inside. As for murdering dogs, a few years ago PETA convinced a few animal shelters to call them when their cages were full and lethal injections were imminent. After promising to find the animals a home, PETA picked up the dogs and then executed them in the van as they drove back to Norfolk. A surveillance camera caught the employees dumping the dead bodies in a trash bin at a nearby grocery store.
Newkirk has maniacally deified herself the supreme arbiter of life and death, and convinced her clique that all homeless cats and dogs should be murdered. She has been quoted saying that if she could, she would kill ALL the animals in the world! She rationalizes this psychosis by claiming that killing animals prevents them from suffering in the future. Well, I think everyone understands that corpses can’t suffer in the future. But why would anyone want to kill victims instead of victimizers? Moreover, why doesn’t Newkirk care about the cats suffering in a cage on their way to PETA’s death shed? What about the dogs suffering in PETA’s death van when they figured out they were about to be killed? It’s crazy to murder homeless animals—or all the animals in the world—by preemptively assuming that one day they might suffer, or believing that they suffer without human companionship. If this movement rightfully condemns the meat, dairy, egg, vivisection, hunting and clothing industries for killing animals, then this movement must condemn PETA for executing homeless cats and dogs, and its sick love affair with slaughterhouse architect Grandin.
Truthfully, there’s no difference between Newkirk and any other killer of animals. They all prey on innocent beings, and rationalize the homicidal acts with diabolical excuses. Newkirk has turned PETA into an efficient animal-killing machine mirroring the companies she claims to despise. Furthermore, under Newkirk’s guidance, she has single-handedly turned the animal rights movement into a mockery with exploitative naked and semi-naked women campaigns, and ineffective cartoon-costumed protests. When rational vegans condemn PETA’s irrational approach, Newkirk dupes everyone with trite lines about “animals suffering without PETA’s existence” or “animals suffering from infighting in the movement”. Those diversionary comments only allow PETA to continue on its course of destruction.
For the record, PETA performs some good work once in a while. Then again, serial killer Ted Bundy volunteered for a suicide hotline before and during his killing spree. He saved the lives of many people. Does that mean we’re supposed to forget about the ones he murdered? The little good that PETA does with its undercover investigations shouldn’t convince anyone that PETA is a positive force for change. Doing some good while intentionally doing bad is neither acceptable nor beneficial. You can make mistakes along the way, and rectify them as soon as possible. Any well-meaning individual might bring circus placards to the vivisection protest, misspell someone’s name in an op-ed piece, or realize they should be focusing on education-based activism rather than lobbying crooked politicians. But killing homeless animals isn’t a mistake. It’s murder!
Speaking of lobbying, PETA and the Humane Society of the United States’ obsession with this is backwards. They defend this strategy by citing the value of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 19th Amendment that gave some women the right to vote. But they’re too stupid to understand that it was the culmination of thousands of violent and nonviolent protests, countless acts of civil disobedience, and massive marches that created widespread support for the laws—NOT to be passed—BUT enforced. Putting laws on the books before society understands the immorality of speciesism will NOT bring animals closer to freedom.
Fuck PETA.

additionally: PETA uses fatphobic, body shaming, healthist, sexist, racist advertising strategies to sell the “product” of animal rights, and funnels millions of dollars into advertising instead of to helping animals.

So is the main criticism here that PETA runs kill shelters? Because that’s a really horrible criticism. I agree that they use the same kind of upsetting and counterproductive advertising that other large corporations use, and that that is worthy of criticism, but considering that PETA only runs shelter space in one location and euthanizes animals for the same reasons that other kill-shelters euthanize animals… because there isn’t really a more humane option and it gives a chance to animals that stand a chance to be adopted.http://yourlife.usatoday.com/parenting-family/pets/story/2012-03-01/PETA-says-exploiters-raise-euthanasia-issue/53315476/1I don’t like hearing about animals being killed either, but they take in animals that other shelters will not take that literally have no other humane options left to them. This weird horror-movie, conspiracy-theorist view that a lot of vegans have about PETA weirds me out. Has no one bothered to look into them aside from the damning memes that run around Tumblr?For now I would say that I am ambivalent about PETA, as I do not agree with all of their positions (namely, for me, their stance on animal breeders, and obvs. their adv. tactics). But I think they do more good than harm.

There is actually nothing here that is true.
They do not only take in animals that other shelters won’t, you didn’t even bother to read the link in the original post. You should, because it plainly explains why this is a lie. (Here’s a hint: taking perfectly healthy, young, absolutely adoptable animals from a veterinarian and a shelter, promising that they will easily be adopted, and then killing them in the van before you even get back to your “shelter,” has absolutely nothing to do with what is good for animals. It is the exact opposite. The same goes for taking adorable pictures of the animals that have been released to you in order to fool the people who released them into thinking those animals were adopted, then turning around and killing them.)
They do not kill animals because they have to. They kill animals because they are of the belief that killing them is the best option because it removes them from any future possibility of suffering, even though that suffering is not at all guaranteed.
They promote killing all pit bulls in shelters, as well as feral cats, despite the fact that there is no reason whatsoever to single out pit bulls or any other breed of dog for killing, and feral cats having every much as right to live as any other animal.
They encourage shelters not to foster pregnant animals in order to save them and their soon-to-be litter, instead, they praise shelters for killing unborn but completely viable animals, even when the surgery ends up killing the mother.
They praise shelters for killing, even though shelters do not need to kill. They are anti- No Kill, despite the fact that killing is not only unnecessary, but 100% against the point of animal rights. (156 communities and counting saving more than 90% of the animals that come through their doors, come at me anti-no killers, I dare you. This is how it’s done.)
PETA is not animal rights. PETA actively opposes legislation that would save animals, and PETA actively supports the killing of animals who are in no way suffering beyond treatment.
This bizarre pro-PETA, love them for what they do good and ignore the bad stance that uneducated, or downright fucked up people have about PETA is beyond illogical. If you haven’t actually bothered to look into the truth about PETA, then you don’t get to admonish people for having done so and come to the conclusion that what they do is wrong and needs to stop.
And if you support what they do, you are truly disturbed.

Perfect. 

be-their-sound:

angryinthebones:

mothballwombat:

fuckyeahfatvegans:

dontbreakveg:

To these 3 asks, and the other 10 in my message box:

This is why I hate PETA:


As long as PETA executes homeless cats and dogs, praises slaughterhouse designer Temple Grandin, and promotes the ‘humane’ enslavement and murder of animals in the meat, dairy and egg industries, animals will never be free. Its murderous behavior, endless compromises, and myopic tactics are detrimental to the animals, and the movement that seeks to liberate them from human bondage.

PETA’s founder Ingrid Newkirk, a documented serial killer of homeless animals, literally goes out of her way to trap healthy cats in Norfolk, Virginia. The feral cats are then brought to a shed located behind its headquarters, and killed. A representative from the nursing home next door inquired why employees were taking caged cats into the shed but coming out with empty cages. BUSTED! Instead of changing her evil ways, which also proves she is addicted to killing, Newkirk ordered her crew to cover the cages with blankets so no one could see there were cats inside. As for murdering dogs, a few years ago PETA convinced a few animal shelters to call them when their cages were full and lethal injections were imminent. After promising to find the animals a home, PETA picked up the dogs and then executed them in the van as they drove back to Norfolk. A surveillance camera caught the employees dumping the dead bodies in a trash bin at a nearby grocery store.

Newkirk has maniacally deified herself the supreme arbiter of life and death, and convinced her clique that all homeless cats and dogs should be murdered. She has been quoted saying that if she could, she would kill ALL the animals in the world! She rationalizes this psychosis by claiming that killing animals prevents them from suffering in the future. Well, I think everyone understands that corpses can’t suffer in the future. But why would anyone want to kill victims instead of victimizers? Moreover, why doesn’t Newkirk care about the cats suffering in a cage on their way to PETA’s death shed? What about the dogs suffering in PETA’s death van when they figured out they were about to be killed? It’s crazy to murder homeless animals—or all the animals in the world—by preemptively assuming that one day they might suffer, or believing that they suffer without human companionship. If this movement rightfully condemns the meat, dairy, egg, vivisection, hunting and clothing industries for killing animals, then this movement must condemn PETA for executing homeless cats and dogs, and its sick love affair with slaughterhouse architect Grandin.

Truthfully, there’s no difference between Newkirk and any other killer of animals. They all prey on innocent beings, and rationalize the homicidal acts with diabolical excuses. Newkirk has turned PETA into an efficient animal-killing machine mirroring the companies she claims to despise. Furthermore, under Newkirk’s guidance, she has single-handedly turned the animal rights movement into a mockery with exploitative naked and semi-naked women campaigns, and ineffective cartoon-costumed protests. When rational vegans condemn PETA’s irrational approach, Newkirk dupes everyone with trite lines about “animals suffering without PETA’s existence” or “animals suffering from infighting in the movement”. Those diversionary comments only allow PETA to continue on its course of destruction.

For the record, PETA performs some good work once in a while. Then again, serial killer Ted Bundy volunteered for a suicide hotline before and during his killing spree. He saved the lives of many people. Does that mean we’re supposed to forget about the ones he murdered? The little good that PETA does with its undercover investigations shouldn’t convince anyone that PETA is a positive force for change. Doing some good while intentionally doing bad is neither acceptable nor beneficial. You can make mistakes along the way, and rectify them as soon as possible. Any well-meaning individual might bring circus placards to the vivisection protest, misspell someone’s name in an op-ed piece, or realize they should be focusing on education-based activism rather than lobbying crooked politicians. But killing homeless animals isn’t a mistake. It’s murder!

Speaking of lobbying, PETA and the Humane Society of the United States’ obsession with this is backwards. They defend this strategy by citing the value of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 19th Amendment that gave some women the right to vote. But they’re too stupid to understand that it was the culmination of thousands of violent and nonviolent protests, countless acts of civil disobedience, and massive marches that created widespread support for the laws—NOT to be passed—BUT enforced. Putting laws on the books before society understands the immorality of speciesism will NOT bring animals closer to freedom.

Fuck PETA.

additionally: PETA uses fatphobic, body shaming, healthist, sexist, racist advertising strategies to sell the “product” of animal rights, and funnels millions of dollars into advertising instead of to helping animals.

So is the main criticism here that PETA runs kill shelters? Because that’s a really horrible criticism. I agree that they use the same kind of upsetting and counterproductive advertising that other large corporations use, and that that is worthy of criticism, but considering that PETA only runs shelter space in one location and euthanizes animals for the same reasons that other kill-shelters euthanize animals… because there isn’t really a more humane option and it gives a chance to animals that stand a chance to be adopted.

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/parenting-family/pets/story/2012-03-01/PETA-says-exploiters-raise-euthanasia-issue/53315476/1

I don’t like hearing about animals being killed either, but they take in animals that other shelters will not take that literally have no other humane options left to them.

This weird horror-movie, conspiracy-theorist view that a lot of vegans have about PETA weirds me out. Has no one bothered to look into them aside from the damning memes that run around Tumblr?

For now I would say that I am ambivalent about PETA, as I do not agree with all of their positions (namely, for me, their stance on animal breeders, and obvs. their adv. tactics). But I think they do more good than harm.

There is actually nothing here that is true.

They do not only take in animals that other shelters won’t, you didn’t even bother to read the link in the original post. You should, because it plainly explains why this is a lie. (Here’s a hint: taking perfectly healthy, young, absolutely adoptable animals from a veterinarian and a shelter, promising that they will easily be adopted, and then killing them in the van before you even get back to your “shelter,” has absolutely nothing to do with what is good for animals. It is the exact opposite. The same goes for taking adorable pictures of the animals that have been released to you in order to fool the people who released them into thinking those animals were adopted, then turning around and killing them.)

They do not kill animals because they have to. They kill animals because they are of the belief that killing them is the best option because it removes them from any future possibility of suffering, even though that suffering is not at all guaranteed.

They promote killing all pit bulls in shelters, as well as feral cats, despite the fact that there is no reason whatsoever to single out pit bulls or any other breed of dog for killing, and feral cats having every much as right to live as any other animal.

They encourage shelters not to foster pregnant animals in order to save them and their soon-to-be litter, instead, they praise shelters for killing unborn but completely viable animals, even when the surgery ends up killing the mother.

They praise shelters for killing, even though shelters do not need to kill. They are anti- No Kill, despite the fact that killing is not only unnecessary, but 100% against the point of animal rights. (156 communities and counting saving more than 90% of the animals that come through their doors, come at me anti-no killers, I dare you. This is how it’s done.)

PETA is not animal rights. PETA actively opposes legislation that would save animals, and PETA actively supports the killing of animals who are in no way suffering beyond treatment.

This bizarre pro-PETA, love them for what they do good and ignore the bad stance that uneducated, or downright fucked up people have about PETA is beyond illogical. If you haven’t actually bothered to look into the truth about PETA, then you don’t get to admonish people for having done so and come to the conclusion that what they do is wrong and needs to stop.

And if you support what they do, you are truly disturbed.

Perfect. 

evilsoutherngentleman:

I hope they put the scumbags who hacked and leaked those celeb photos away in jail until they are old and gray.

I hope they permanently shut down any website that hosts them. I hope the web admins are tried for cybercrime.

I hope y’all learn something about cyber security. Your body is your property, your photos are your property. This is a dangerous world and basic steps can protect you. I hate that these are necessary.

hertwistedperspective:

Ohhh Yeah!! #bringit #bringbackfallalready #halloween


Mine, too!I’ve already seen some stuff, but not nearly enough: bring it all already!!!

hertwistedperspective:

Ohhh Yeah!! #bringit #bringbackfallalready #halloween

Mine, too!
I’ve already seen some stuff, but not nearly enough: bring it all already!!!

(via fyeahgothicromance)

ohmydisney:

"Squirrel!" 

ohmydisney:

"Squirrel!" 

(via disney)

disney:

The Haunted Mansion opened its spooky doors 45 years ago today.

disney:

The Haunted Mansion opened its spooky doors 45 years ago today.

disney:

A very merry unbirthday to you!

disney:

A very merry unbirthday to you!

(Source: life-breaks-you)

deeplifequotes:

Let go of relationships that do not serve you. That means negative people, dishonest people, people who don’t respect you, people who are overly critical and relationships that prevent you from growing. You can’t grow as a person, if you don’t have people in your life who want to grow with you. -Preston Waters

deeplifequotes:

Let go of relationships that do not serve you. That means negative people, dishonest people, people who don’t respect you, people who are overly critical and relationships that prevent you from growing. You can’t grow as a person, if you don’t have people in your life who want to grow with you. -Preston Waters

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

—   Khalil Gibran (via introspectivepoet)

(Source: goodreads.com, via introspectivepoet)

notgoodwolf:

Her dad is my spirit animal. 

(Source: sherlokidthedoctor, via disneyskellington)

unclefather:

fall colors - black
winter colors - black
spring colors - black
summer colors - black

Always…

(via dartranna-alurath)

magicalteatime:

More spooky pendant necklaces are up in the shop!

Skulls

Spiders