THE ANIMAL EFFECT


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markscherz:

wildwesjames:

   My name is Wesley James Lock I’m an artist and an aspiring biologist living on the west coast of Florida. For as long as I can remember I have loved two things, art, and animals. I started studying both from a very young age and my dream has always been to make a career out of it. Unfortunately I dropped out of school for personal and health reasons and recently had to quit my job as well. I had been working construction for the last couple years but kept getting injured and just can’t do it anymore. 

   I can still make art, and want to bring back to life my dream of making it as a wildlife illustrator. I’d love to start selling prints and doing commissions again to bring myself back into it. 

  If you like my work and are interested in buying or commissioning a piece please send me a message, or if you would be kind enough to share this I’d greatly appreciate it.

 I work in a wide range of budgets and always enjoy a challenge. Thank you for taking the time to read this, be well <3 

-Wes.

Alright guys I give up. I’m gonna go crawl into a hole and cease to exist, Wes is better than me at all things. Seriously, he’s basically the new Steven Irwin and at the same time a stupendous artist. If you are following me and you aren’t following him, your priorities are in the wrong place.

(via edthehyaenidae)

It's so impressive that you like snakes and spiders and moths. Any other girl would run away screaming, lol. 10 points to you for not being like that. Thank god.

A question by Anonymous

thepredatorblog:

bullshit-bullsharks:

mothbug:

i literally don’t even know what to say

i am lost for words

fuck outta here with your weird patronizing sexist bullshit and have fun never touching a girl ever 

THANK

because liking snakes, spiders and moths is automatically a boy thing???

nature is literally for everybody to learn about, marvel at and enjoy.

earthandanimals:

A bunch of hopeless jerks said this baby was as good as dead. That makes this even better. <— Click the link for full article. :)

This is Biscuits. The little baby was found on the ground by someone just walking by on the sidewalk. Biscuits is a southern flying squirrel was half-dead, baking in the Florida sun. The man took her in immediately and began rehabilitating her. He was told by others that he didn’t have enough experience to save her and that she would die. As it turns out… they were all wrong. His love and devotion to this little squirrel saved her. Her recovery is one of the cutest things ever.

(via claudiamarydias)

felidae-awareness:

TIGERS: WHY THEY MAKE BAD PETS.

Think having a tiger as a pet is cool? Well think again. Big cats like tigers make VERY bad pets, and I’m going to list a few reasons why. So sit back, relax, and pay attention.

  1. Feeding a tiger requires much more than just pouring catnip into a bowl. A tiger can eat enough meat that costs you tens of thousands of dollars each year, and that’s only for food. 
  2. Tigers spray their urine to mark their territory, and a lot of it. This is a natural behavior they have and it is unpreventable. When buying a tiger as a pet be prepared to have a house full of nasty-smelling urine. Your pet tiger might even spray it’s urine on you to mark you as their territory. Even after cleaning all the urine, it can still leave your house smelling awful.
  3. Sure, tigers can be loving and affectionate at times, but that doesn’t mean they can’t turn on you anytime. There has been stories of circus trainers training the same tigers almost everyday for years and ended up getting mauled
  4. Tigers need around 450 mi^2 of space and keeping them in your home is no different than keeping them in a small cage, even if your home is a bit bigger, it still feels like a prison to them.
  5. They also need that space to exercise. And a tiger who does not exercise will grow to be an unhealthy tiger and will also end up being bored constantly.
  6. There are more tigers kept as house pets than there are in the wild in the US (around 10,000-20,000 estimated tigers kept in homes. Only 3,000 in the wild). They’re top of the food chain and keep the rate of deers, antelope, pigs, water buffalos, ect. at a balanced rate. Not to mention they’re endangered species and keeping them as pets does nothing to help them. Without these tigers in the wild there is a chance that their prey can overpopulate.
  7. Do you even realize the amount of people who wanted to give back their pet tigers after keeping them for even a short period of time because they quickly realized how much work and money it takes to care for a wild animal like a tiger?
  8. Not to mention the amount of stories of “pet” tigers attacking and sometimes even killing their owners?
  9. Even if you buy a cub, that cub will still grow up to be an adult tiger and will need to meet the requirements that an adult tiger needs. If you do not give your “pet” tiger it’s full requirements and needs then that would be counted as neglection. Most tiger owners neglect their tigers because they fail to give them what they need.

And there you have it. Tigers never have and never will make good pets and will never be domesticated. If you really want a pet then please visit your local animal shelter and adopt a dog, a cat, or any other domestic animal.

Check out these links to learn more about the issues of private ownership of tigers and other big cats x|x|x|x|x

(via rcaanimals)