1. Those tigers look thin.
2. Zoos are fucking stupid.
3. Capturing wild animals and using them for human entertainment is a super shitty thing to do.
4. This is not cool.
This is abuse and horrible. Zoos are prisons.
Some zoos only take old animals to where they are given an easy life. Their maintenance is funded by people coming into the zoo.
Those tigers are not thin.
"Zoos are fucking stupid" wow such science you sold me
They weren’t captured for this purpose, they probably weren’t captured at all, it’s called rescuing.
This is cool.
This is not abuse, it’s actually exercise if you think about it.
Zoos are not prisons. Zoos allow us to rescue animals, research them, and protect them from hunters and the dangers that we, as humans, impose on them.
I’m so done with all the shit about zoos on my fucking dash.
Zoos literally save animals every day so why don’t you do your freaking research.
This comment is perfect^
Animals come to zoos as a result of
- being born captive
- getting injured in the wild and rescued to live a healthy life in captivity
- being rescued from black market dealers, private collectors, or the like who decide that they can no longer care for the animals or who had been illegally keeping the animals
- being in a breeding program to increase their numbers because the animal is endangered in the wild
If you knew anything about tigers at all, you’d know that they are endangered in the wild due to poaching and hunting. It is of utmost importance that their numbers increase, or they will go extinct within the next fifty years. I don’t know what zoo this is so I don’t know their reputation, but the tigers look healthy, and this tug-of-war is good for them because some animals get stressed in zoos when they are bored. This isn’t solely to entertain zoo guests, it is to give the tigers something fun to do.
Zoos do not snatch animals from the wild without a good reason. If you want to protest animal captivity, go to SeaWorld and protest the orcas being kept there, they are far too large to belong in such cramped spaces and they are solely kept for entertainment.
Thank you and good day.
ALSO ITS NOT LIKE THEY’RE FORCING THE TIGERS TO GRAB THE ROPE, THE TIGER WANTS TO PLAY
Tigers play just like domestic cats play with each other, this is for the educational benefit of the visitors and the enrichment benefit of the tigers. Also word to the comment above. Tigers are endangered to the point that they cannot repopulate themselves in the wild, they need the help of captive institutions like zoos, where they live carefree lives free of stress and can breed and birth without fear that other predators and mating competitors will come along and eat their cubs.
Furthermore, these tigers are NOT thin. In fact, one of the ones in the large group looks borderline obese. People who know nothing about animals need to stop talking about animals.
Boosting the shit out of this because I’m so damn tired of whiney morons (who probably never get outside) bitching about animal’s rights when they really have no fucking clue.
DO YOUR GODDAMN HOMEWORK.
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Smothered Cabbage + Three Delicious Variations
This March, I discovered this Smothered Cabbage recipe on Food52 and it’s not just good, but really really good. Like, I’m kinda dreaming about the next time I’m going to make it good.
What? Delicious cabbage?! Yes! Delicious cabbage! Cabbage so good you want to share it with people! (Or not because it’s so good you want to nom it all yourself. It’s okay. I’ve provided three recipes to help you do just that.)
Why I love it: cabbage is a very affordable raw ingredient that keeps for a while in the fridge, cabbage is so often overlooked as a boring ingredient that smells weird but when it gets cooked for a long time it has an unbeatable flavor, and making one giant batch of smothered cabbage equals not one but THREE possible additional meals.
I would estimate that making your initial batch of smothered cabbage is a low to medium spoons recipe depending on if you purchase chopped cabbage or chop it yourself + it takes an hour to cook but you don’t really have to spend a lot of time around the stove, just a stir every ten minutes or so. However! It’s totally worth making a big batch because it freezes extremely well and have I mentioned that as a leftover, you have THREE additional meals at your fingertips?
I’m marking this recipe as vegan/dairy free and gluten free, though I’m including variations that include dairy and pasta as well. You can do whatever makes you and your tummy and your food friends happy!
Your Basic Smothered Cabbage Recipe:
- 1 head of cabbage, thinly sliced (if you can get your hands on cole slaw mix or pre-shredded cabbage, you’re golden — however, chopping things is nice and methodical and I enjoy it, but to each’s own)
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 3-4 tablespoons olive oil (or butter)
- at least a teaspoon of salt and several dashes of pepper
- a few drops of white (or apple cider) vinegar
The process is very easy. Toss all the ingredients in a big big pot with olive oil (or butter if you like it), stir it all up so things are mixed, and let cook over medium-low heat for about an hour. Stir every 10 minutes or so so nothing sticks and if it seems like it’s getting dry and sticking to the bottom of the pot, add a tablespoon or two of water. This cooking method — the letting it hang out in the pot and cook down — allows the cabbage to cook from its own steam and also browns because of the oil. You’ll know it’s done when it starts smelling sweet and everything turns soft and melty and a bit brown and caramel-y colored. If you taste it, it’ll taste like magically confusing cabbage. Yes! It’s cabbage! I swear! And you can eat it all on its own like this as a meal (maybe with rice or pasta or quinoa or potatoes if you want) or as a side dish to a more proteiny main dish.
Now, my favorite part: the variations. Smothered cabbage is delicious on its own, but it also makes for a great base ingredient for these three recipes. If you’re making a big batch and freezing it, I recommend portioning it out in about one cup servings, and that will make your next three recipes even easier. (If you’re going from frozen to any of these recipes, you don’t have to spend a lot of time defrosting because the frozen cabbage is going to melt away in the tasty liquids!)
Smothered Cabbage Turned Curry:
Take a cup of Smothered Cabbage and add one can of coconut milk, 1/2 cup water, some cumin, and some curry powder to a pot. Bring to a simmer, allowing all the flavors to combine, and then add a cup of frozen green peas right at the last minute. Serve on its own or with rice.
Smothered Cabbage Turned Minestrone:
Take a cup of Smothered Cabbage and add one can of drained white beans, one can of diced tomatoes, and at least two cups of water. Bring to a simmer, add 1/2 cup of your favorite small pasta shapes and cook until tender. If you’re into it, you can top it with some parmesan cheese or croutons.
Smothered Cabbage Turned Risotto:
Take a cup of Smothered Cabbage and add three cups of your favorite broth and bring to a simmer. Add 1 cup white rice and cook until tender and lightly soupy. Serve in your favorite bowl, topping with more pepper and parmesan if you want!
I have posted this is a gif before but the full version answers a few important questions
Like “was the parrot provoked”
I was walking home today from my friend’s house and I walked past a house and this dog just stuck his head underneath the fence.
what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?
It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870
I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.