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nerd-uprising:

My favourite a song of ice and fire artwork/illustrations

naturepunk:

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial in this immersive documentary.

While battling lymphoma, Clark has discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing contemporary funeral practices that operate at the ecosystem’s expense. Boldly facing his mortality, Clark and his partner Jane have become passionate about green burial, compelled by both the environmental benefits and the idea that one can remain within the cycle of life, rather than being cut off from it. The spirited pair have inspired a compassionate local cemeterian, and together they aim to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.

Making the most of the time that he has, Clark finds joy in his music and dance, connection with his friends and family, and great comfort in the knowledge that his death, whenever it happens, will be a force for regeneration. The film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a loving, permanent legacy, and environmentalism takes on a deeply human intimacy.

Documenting one community’s role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the Woods draws the viewer into a life-affirming portrait of people embracing their connection to each other and to timeless natural cycles.

Have you ever heard of someone shooting their horse? What are your thoughts on the matter?
Anonymous

jinxess:

craigslisthorses:

showyourcattle:

craigslisthorses:

as in to put it to sleep? I’ve heard of people around here doing it.. I wouldn’t recommend it, since a horse’s skull is thick and if it’s not done correctly you’ll just cause more pain and panic. And you can’t shoot the heart cause you can miss, and it’s a slower more painful way to die. Euthanasia alone isn’t that expensive, it’s the disposal or cremation of the carcass that can run up the bill. I’ll have to check the price list tomorrow at the clinic, but I remember it said a certain amount of money per cc, and I was shocked how cheap it was. I understand if someone is too broke to pay for it or there’s an emergency and a vet can’t get there, but I’d rather see an animal be peacefully laid to rest with euthanasia rather than potentially suffering more cause someone doesn’t know where to shoot. 

False, the American Veterinary Medical Association says a gunshot (larger than a .22) to the head is the most humane way to euthanize a horse. Pigs on the other hand have thick skulls and gunshot euthanasia is not recommended.

Literally my bosses words, “in theory yes that’s correct but someone has to be a darn good shot and know the proper location because you’ll just make the animal suffer more. Euthanasia is more humane if you don’t know where to shoot.”

Alrighty here we go!

This here is Dune.

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He was a big ass horse found by a friend of mine out in the desert and he’s an awesome example of why you shouldn’t shoot a horse if you don’t know what your doing.

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Dune was shot in the head with a .22. As you can see the bullet had no problem going through the bone so no its not a matter of their skulls being too thick, horses generally do not have super thick skulls. A well placed bullet to a horses brain is the quickest and most humane way of putting one down, BUT YOU GOTTA KNOW WHERE EXACTLY TO SHOOT.

Dune was shot for the most part, between the eyes, where a lot of people would think you are supposed to. However, as you can see, that is NOT where a horses brain is. It’s much higher up. This horse likely died a very slow painful death, with lots of thrashing as there is no second bullet hole to suggest they got another shot in to finish him off.

The CORRECT way to shoot a horse is to imagine an X drawn from the ears to the eyes, and shoot right in the center of that X, which would line up perfectly with the brain. Like this

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I personally believe that everyone who works with or owns horses should know how to do this, because you are not always going to have fast access to a vet, and in a lot of cases, like a broken leg for example, it would be much easier on the horse to be put down in the field and not have to wait hours for a vet.

whatismgmt:

Do u ever wanna punch urself in the face for procrastinating and ruining ur life

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

thewarblerette:

mrthorinton:

clarabosswald:

so i saw this photo of a harpy eagleimageand i thought “woah what a noble beast” so i searched for more photos and i justimageimage

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this goes with almost all predator birds 

like look at this bearded vulture

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such a majestic creature

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but then it’s like

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or this scretary bird like woah so beautiful

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nope

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even good old bald eagle

like wow so regal

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what

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it just looks confused image

LIFE LESSON: DON’T LOOK AT MAJESTIC BIRDS STRAIGHT ON.

cartoonpolitics:

"Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women." ~ (unattributed)

cartoonpolitics:

"Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women." ~ (unattributed)

breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

geminiio:

i need ferguson to go down in history books. i need school children in the year 2074 to learn about michael brown being shot on august 9th, 2014 by officer darren wilson. i need this to spark a movement. this can not lose the focus of society a mere month after it happened.