Arturo lives in the blistering sun of Argentina. A naturally Arctic animal spends his days living in 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) of nothing but heat. 

If this upsets you as much as it upsets me, please consider signing the following petitions:

Please allow Arturo to have a better life in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada

Quickly issue a special import permit to Canada for Arturo the Polar bear.

Free Arturo, Argentina’s only polar bear, from living hell!!!

FREE ARTURO: The Polar Bear In Despair

If you know of any more petitions I can add, please let me know and I’ll add them right away. 

Let’s rescue this poor little guy together!

Oh my god…

"but zoos take good care of their animals"

"but zoos fund conservation efforts"

"but animals usually live longer in captivity"

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Anonymous: Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian.



Except that he almost definitely wasn’t. And Einstein was. And Newton was. And Da Vinci was.

And if he had been, so what? Hitler wore socks. Are we to say that all people who wear socks are Hitler? He had a dog. Are all dog owners Hitler? He liked to paint. Are all painters Hitler?

Meanwhile, Pol Pot ate meat. Genghis Khan ate meat. Stalin ate meat. I’m assuming you’re willing to draw comparisons between yourself and these people, yes?

Try harder, buddy.






Can I do a vegan selfie thread? Would you guys reblog that? So we can say hi and find new people or some shit?

Why am I talking in questions? But really, let me know.

Ok I did it. :) x

Ugh I don’t think this is a good idea. I don’t know if 4chan…

are they still trying to fuck with tumblr & the people on it?

so childish.

I haven’t seen anything recently. Anyway, I see no difference between this and regular selfies and vegan posts.

Of course if people are worried they certainly don’t have to participate. :)


Can I do a vegan selfie thread? Would you guys reblog that? So we can say hi and find new people or some shit?

Why am I talking in questions? But really, let me know.

Ok I did it. :) x 



Seriously, let’s get connected. The more vegan friends, the better. :)

I’m Nell, I’m 25 and from NY. Always wanting to meet more vegans and AR activists! 

Now go my friends, lemme look atcha. 

My best friends dog is dying from liver cancer. She just got the news. She lives in NC and I cant be with her.


Click here to support Psittacosis Treatment Fund by Nell Anne Simon



Well, I have a fundraiser set up for my chickies. 

An online friend, Julie, has been helping me with my birds. She has connected with some people who are donating towards my growing vet bill. I have set up a gofundme account in hopes of getting some donations.

I really do hate to ask, as I normally try to fundraise for other people. But I need your help. Even if you can’t donate, please share this with your friends! I would be forever grateful. 

(Friends with a lot of followers, please please please reblog this. I will love you forever.)

The $195 raised so far will cover a bird and a half for my next vet visit, which is on Wednesday! 

But with my total being over $2000 for the 6 weeks of treatment, I really do need more support. If I raised enough to pay off one week for all three birds I would be absolutely thrilled.Even if you can’t donate, please reblog here and share wherever you can. 

This is what my bill will look like for the next 5 weeks.

Anonymous: Hi, do you know how big a factory farmed "meat" pig will be? I want to adopt one (or two... I don't want them to be lonely), but I've heard they can be 200 kg. If I adopt two piglets or two young pigs, and feed them a healthy diet, will they still be huge? I just don't know if I have the space for such a big pet, but I really want to adopt a saved factory animal. Please help me

I totally understand your want to help farmed animals and adopt one into your family. But like any companion, pigs need a lot of specialized care that caters to their needs.

Domestic pigs bred for meat are huge - and they need a huge amount of space. Any pig needs a lot of space. They do not make good house companions and ideally need a farm where they can mud bathe, play in the grass, dig in the dirt and make nests out of straw.

Yes, meat type pigs on a healthy diet will still be huge. They are large animals no matter what you feed them, it’s just how they are. 

If you want to interact with farm animals you could volunteer at a sanctuary! If there are no sanctuaries near you, you can still learn about pigs, donate to help them and advocate for their rights. But unless you have the space, the knowledge, the money and the time for a pig, you are better off waiting to adopt. 

I’d be happy to direct you to some sanctuaries near you, or other resources. :)






All living beings deserve to live. Choose Veg.

Yeah, cuz dogs and cows are interchangeable. Let me just domesticate a fucking cow in my one bedroom apartment. 

I’m going to go get some sausage

So because you can’t have cattle as companions in an apartment it’s ok to at them? Your logic is astoundingly flawed.

Cattle are wonderful companions, they just need different care. They have distinct personalities just like dogs do, they bond with people and other animals like dogs do, and they are fun to be around. My guess is that you’ve never actually interacted with cattle before, besides the flesh on your plate.

Cattle are sentient beings just like dogs. If you loved animals you would extend your compassion to all species, not just the ones arbitrarily chosen to be companions in our society.

Newsflash: animals are only worth not abusing if they can be walked on a leash and fetch your slippers. (ironically, cows can also be trained to do both).

guys idc I’m an O+ blood type so I need meat it’s a thing it is SCIENCE ok I’m going to eat my dang flab cow and I will enjoy every bite ok ok

…you’re joking right? Please tell me you are trolling…please. I can’t believe that people buy into this pseudo science BS. 

O+ Vegan

Blood Type Diet Debunked

No science behind blood type diet

no peer-reviewed research has indicated that eating foods supposedly compatible with one’s blood type will improve health or induce weight loss more than a general diet plan.”

Anonymous: I'd like to help you with the vet bills but I'm from a € country. Maybe I missed info on the page but I have no idea if it's possible to donate in € or if it costs too much or whatever. Do you maybe know how it works with different currencies? Thanks! Great blog! The cat post made me cry, I know why I never watch Earthlings and slaughterhouse vids, weak vegan here.

According to their FAQ donors from other counties can donate and it wont cost you more. Euros are definitely supported. 

A fee gets taken from me for each donation, but donors aren’t charger ever, which is great. Here’s the link to donate. :)

That post made me cry as well. The whole article was heart wrenching. And you aren’t weak, it’s ok if you can’t look at those sorts of things. I watch/read terrible things all the time, but I still cry. 

Thank you so much for the kind words, and possible donation. It means so much to me, and my birds of course. <3



"I once attended a neuroscience conference featuring a talk about spinal cord injury. The presenter showed a brief video clip that haunts me still to this day.

The presenter showed a clip of his experiment in which he had crushed a cat’s spinal cord and was recording the cat’s movement on a treadmill. He had forcibly implanted electrodes into the cat’s brain and she was struggling to keep upright, dragging her paralyzed legs on the treadmill. She repeatedly fell off the machine.

At one point, the experimenter lifted her up to reposition her on the treadmill and the cat did something that was utterly unexpected. She rubbed her head against the experimenter’s hand.” - Neurologist, Dr Aysha Akhtar. 

Read Dr Akhtar’s full article HERE:

This is an amazing article, and Dr. Akhtar is a wonderful woman. 

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Rainbow Exotics, a whole sale bird breeder for Petsmart has confirmed cases of psittacosis. This sign is in Ohio, but they supply the entire US.

If you have purchased a bird from Petsmart please bring them to a vet. Psittacosis is a highly contagious zoonotic disease that can kill your bird and create flu-like symptoms in humans. It is treatable with antibiotics for your birds if caught early. It is generally not serious in people, although if left untreated it can be.

If you have bought toys or cages from Petsmart please disinfect them before giving them to your birds! Or return them. Psittacosis can live in feather dust and droppings for months.

Please share. And consider adopting your next bird from a rescue.

This post is my most popular one yet. And now my birds are sick with this very disease, and that post only has 170 reblogs

My birds didn’t come from Petsmart, but they have psittacosis. Please consider donating to help me with their vet care, and reblog my post as well. It is here. I owe my vet over $2000. I really really need help

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