1. “Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
    ― James Herriot

     
  2. “The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal - or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be.”
    Elizabeth Peters

     
  3. “I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.”
    Jules Verne

     
  4. tank-grrl:

    byron130:

    18.05.2014
    I learned yesterday that when you see a bee on the ground that isn’t moving, it’s not necessarily dead, it’s probably just dead tired from carrying lots of pollen and needs re-energising. So if you mix a tiny bit of water with some sugar and let it drink it will give it the boost it needs to continue on its way. Bizarrely, this exact thing happened today! I found a knackered bee, mixed up some sugar water, gave it a drink and watched it guzzle and guzzle then suddenly come back to life. It was amazing! Thank you patrick, it was an excellent tip that i’ll never forget and will continue to pass on to others!

    Always reblog bee saving tips.

    (via humanelongisland)

     
  5. Vanessa doesn’t take enough photographs of Cassius… said no one ever.

     
  6. If Rob Ford refuses to address the concerns of Torontonians in a professional manner - then he should be forced to address them on the streets.
    We deserve answers and a better Mayor for our city.

    (Source: sissydudeomen2, via demandreason)

     
  7. World Pride Toronto 2014

    In November of 1969 the very first demonstration for LGBT equality was held in New York City. The demonstration was a result of the riots that took place when New York authorities raided the Stonewall Inn in June of 1969.

    Over the years many other cities came on board and organized their own march against the oppression of LGBT members in their communities - demanding equal rights and freedoms for all.

    Toronto celebrated it’s 25th Pride Parade anniversary in 2005 and has become a tremendous success attracting visitors from all over the world. It not only attracts members of the LGBT community but includes supporters from every walk of life who want to celebrate equality, and the rights and freedoms of all, without oppression.

    This year was no exception and is being described as the best Pride Celebration that Toronto has ever had. Whether you are a member of the LGBT community or not - everyone is welcome to come out and celebrate and to remember that many places around the world are still not able to celebrate.

     

  8. Shrine Circus Protests - Toronto 2014

    Hey everyone! The Shrine Circus is in full swing and they have managed to get the permits to allow Marie and Schell to join them. They are currently at the Brampton Powerade Centre and they really need our support. I have included the Brampton schedule below. These are the DEMO times, which are an hour before each show, and not the show times themselves. Can anyone attend over the next few days before they move on?

    BRAMPTON, POWERADE CENTRE PARK:

    Friday, June 27 - 6:30 PM
    Saturday, June 28 - 11:00AM, 3:00PM, 6:30PM
    Sunday, June 29 - 12:00PM, 4:00PM
    Monday, June 30 - 12:00PM, 4:00PM
    Tuesday, July 1 - 12:00PM, 4:00PM
    Friday, July 4- 3:00PM, 6:30PM
    Saturday, July 5- 11:00AM, 3:00PM, 6:30PM
    Sunday, July 6- 12:00PM, 4:00PM

    https://www.facebook.com/events/743485162358279/?ref=22

     
  9. kiss-me-or-stfu:

    vanessasarges:

    THE TIME HAS COME!

    This year we will again be calling loud and clear for the abolition of animal slavery and exploitation, and will demand an end to breeding, farming, fishing, and slaughter.

    Meat consumption causes more suffering and death than any other human activity and is completely unnecessary.

    This is a conservative estimate of the number of aquatic animals killed worldwide:

    31,710 (each second)

    1,902,588 (each minute)

    1,000 billion (each year)

    This is conservative estimate of land animals killed worldwide for the appetite of humans:

    2,029 (each second)

    121,766 (each minute)

    64 billion (each year)

    On Saturday, June 14, 2014, be part of an historic international day to denounce the injustice done to all nonhuman victims of human oppression and exploitation. Join us in a peaceful march through the streets of Toronto to close down all slaughterhouses.

    Compassionate citizens are mobilizing to engage communities in the Meat Abolition movement. So far, Paris, Toulouse, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Berne, Kassel, Istanbul and London and have confirmed their participation. Join this historic and international march!

    See the video below from the first Toronto march held in June 2013:

    http://youtu.be/
    uM4_7DBUYHg

    For more information, please visit:

    Toronto march website: www.mtcas.org
    French website: www.fermons-les-abattoirs.org/en
    Meat Abolition website: www.meat-abolition.org

    If you would like to volunteer and/or contribute your talents to help making the march a success, please contact us at: tmtcas@gmail.com

    Please join our Facebook group and like our page!

    https://www.facebook.com/TorontoMarchToCloseDownAllSlaughterhouses

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/209715355828656/

    Oh. So you want to put thousands of people out of jobs? How are you going to help them recover from that? This is completely idiotic. Sure. I don’t support animal cruelty or factory farming but to stop ALL farming? Do you even realize how large the farming industry is? How many branches are there to it? No. Believe it or not, farms also provide food for vegans and vegetarians. Yep. That’s right. Shock shock horror. So,I’m assuming by this post alot of people aren’t educated on farming and have instead been fed lies by other people to stop it. I mean seriously? Stop.

    Firstly, the march is not about farming vegetables - it’s about animal farming and slaughterhouses and they have nothing to do with the food that any vegan eats.  That was just a stupid thing to say and it makes absolutely no sense that vegans want to put produce farmers out of business.  You can do better… maybe.
    Secondly, farms are being put out of business all the time.  Why?  Because they are just not feasible anymore.  The only reason why you can even afford to eat meat at all is because of the billions of taxpayer dollars used to subsidize the meat industry on this continent. You know who else is putting farmers out of business?  Slaughterhouses.  That’s right, Ms Seriously Stop - slaughterhouses are.  Quality Meat Packers, and Great Lakes Meats in Mitchell, have both just gone out of business due to poor management and the greed of the very wealthy owners - putting more than 1,000 people out of work.  Quality Meat Packers alone owed 90 MILLION dollars when they went belly up and guess who they owed the bulk of that money to?  Farmers!  Shock, shock and freaking horror!  Some of those farms will never recover from that and will close as a result.  While the slaughterhouse owners will never worry about missing a car payment on their new Lexus.  Slaughterhouses sure as hell aren’t putting produce farmers out of business and that is no lie.  Seriously.
    Thirdly, every single recall that takes place, every single virus and bacteria outbreak that occurs - all contribute to people moving away from eating meat.  Some give it up temporarily but others give it up permanently.  And no vegan is responsible for that - slaughterhouses and livestock farms are responsible for that.  Seriously.
    And lastly, do you know how much produce and vegetables that we import from other countries, like China, that we are capable of growing on this continent but the farmers can’t survive because all the subsidies go to livestock farms so you can still afford to eat meat?  How fucked up is that? Seriously!  Some of the most fertile soil in the world is going to waste because produce farmers are being put out of business because they can’t get a break and importing food from China works out to be cheaper. How is that good for North American farmers and their families?  And if you don’t see how that is wrong on every level imaginable then I don’t know what to say.

    I think maybe you should stop and do a little bit more educating of yourself before going off on another ill informed tangent.  Seriously.

    (via posedis)

     
  10. Cassius thought he would get a break since my camera is in for repairs… again.  So I charged up the point and shoot camera and showed him! 
    He was not amused.

     
  11. chronicallyvegan:

    gentlemankrogan:

    Make-out session.

    A couple of very affectionate cows from the farm by my hiking trail yesterday.  The guy-cow seemed happy to go on, but the lady-cow looked unamused by the audience of hikers.  

    Fun fact: According to many different farming resources, the Jersey bovine is “notoriously aggressive”.

    In my experience on sanctuaries, Jerseys tend to be the quietest, most gentle, most affectionate of all species. 

    Here’s a thought: maybe they just don’t like it when you forceably impregnate them, take their babies away, painfully extract the milk from their bodies with machines, and then slaughter their babies. Just maybe that makes them a little bit upset and angry.

    Come learn the joys of Jersey kisses and go vegan!

    Some of my best friends are Jersey Steers - saved from being veal by farm animal sanctuaries.  Although they each have their own distinct personalities, and some might be a bit on the cheeky, mischievous side, they are absolutely not aggressive.  They are very sweet, curious beings who are generous with their affection.  And they remember people too - even when you are apart for some time.
    Maybe the way WE treat them tends to bring out the worst in them?  I would expect the same from us if we were in their position.

    (via humanelongisland)

     
  12. THE TIME HAS COME!

    This year we will again be calling loud and clear for the abolition of animal slavery and exploitation, and will demand an end to breeding, farming, fishing, and slaughter.

    Meat consumption causes more suffering and death than any other human activity and is completely unnecessary.

    This is a conservative estimate of the number of aquatic animals killed worldwide:

    31,710 (each second)

    1,902,588 (each minute)

    1,000 billion (each year)

    This is conservative estimate of land animals killed worldwide for the appetite of humans:

    2,029 (each second)

    121,766 (each minute)

    64 billion (each year)

    On Saturday, June 14, 2014, be part of an historic international day to denounce the injustice done to all nonhuman victims of human oppression and exploitation. Join us in a peaceful march through the streets of Toronto to close down all slaughterhouses.

    Compassionate citizens are mobilizing to engage communities in the Meat Abolition movement. So far, Paris, Toulouse, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Berne, Kassel, Istanbul and London and have confirmed their participation. Join this historic and international march!

    See the video below from the first Toronto march held in June 2013:

    http://youtu.be/
    uM4_7DBUYHg

    For more information, please visit:

    Toronto march website: www.mtcas.org
    French website: www.fermons-les-abattoirs.org/en
    Meat Abolition website: www.meat-abolition.org

    If you would like to volunteer and/or contribute your talents to help making the march a success, please contact us at: tmtcas@gmail.com

    Please join our Facebook group and like our page!

    https://www.facebook.com/TorontoMarchToCloseDownAllSlaughterhouses

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/209715355828656/

     

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  14. livianalemay:

    policymic:

    36 men show us what real male activists look like

    Ultimately, the #YesAllWomen rallying cry reached more than 1 million tweets in the days since the tragedy, outlasting even Kim Kardashian’s wedding on Sunday. But women are not the only ones frustrated by our society’s institutionalized misogyny. So many men, too, reported feeling disgusted by the attitudes of the shooter and his alleged peers, the “men’s rights activists” that not only influenced Rodger, but publicly predicted more violence if men aren’t given what they want.

    Men deserve their own space to talk back to these “activists.” Here is just a small part of that response, but you can find more responses or post your own on the hashtag #AllMenCan, because all men can have respect for women without ever becoming less of a man.

    Read more | Follow policymic

    Proof that men can be feminists

    (Source: micdotcom, via unfathomablecat)

     
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