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shayneelouise:

xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx:

havocados:

ridingthescree:

theclickerkid:

ridingthescree:

here is a watered-down-as-fuck-in-layman’s-terms explanation of training for vegans who don’t understand training
if you can train a dog using +R, you can train a horse. insinuating that riding is inherently unethical is extremely narrow minded and doesn’t take any individual factors into account at all; not that animal’s husbandry, training, the methods in which they are handled, their relationship with their caretaker, or anything of that nature.

I think it’s also important to acknowledge that riding can be physically harmful to the horse, particularly if they’re ridden too long, not conditioned, ridden poorly, or trained poorly.
But if the horse is ridden using ethical training and in a way that doesn’t depreciate its physical welfare, there is absolutely nothing harmful about it.
And one last note regarding food - my horse is out on pasture with hay freely available, 24/7. Training with positive reinforcement isn’t a matter of withholding food in order to force the animal to perform behaviors. (I’m not sure if anyone believes this or was making the accusation but just want to nip this in the bud, especially given that people used to starve their animals in order to train in the early development of food based training)

all good pointsi really want to make an entire list of commonly given reasons as to why people think riding is inherently abusive and ‘debunk’ them… but that also requires effort

that’s not the point at all
its painfully obvious that a horse can be ridden in a manner that isn’t harmful
the point is that there is nothing about the wellbeing of a horse that REQUIRES a human to ride them, and it’s the fact that so called vegan equestrians defend this activity, and really, their enjoyment of it, tooth and nail without understanding the root of the issue, that horses aren’t here to be ridden by us.
it’s also fallacious to compare dog training to horse training as the purpose of the two are none alike. horses are trained to be ridden while dogs are trained to merely function along their human caretakers. the comparison would be valid if the purpose of training a dog was to carry humans or their things.
I’ve personally spoken to actually vegan equestrians here who have entirely given up riding the horse/s in their care and STILL MANAGE to give them all the exercise and enrichment they need without spewing justifications and excuses.
all this talk of veganism getting more popular and I call bullshit. whatever is getting more popular isn’t veganism.

Finally someone talking sense.

What Havocados said. As an ex-horse owner/rider, I can definitely say that horse riding is NOT vegan. The sooner all you ‘horse lovers’ understand this the better. Either stop exploiting these animals for your own personal gain or drop the vegan label.

shayneelouise:

xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx:

havocados:

ridingthescree:

theclickerkid:

ridingthescree:

here is a watered-down-as-fuck-in-layman’s-terms explanation of training for vegans who don’t understand training

if you can train a dog using +R, you can train a horse. insinuating that riding is inherently unethical is extremely narrow minded and doesn’t take any individual factors into account at all; not that animal’s husbandry, training, the methods in which they are handled, their relationship with their caretaker, or anything of that nature.

I think it’s also important to acknowledge that riding can be physically harmful to the horse, particularly if they’re ridden too long, not conditioned, ridden poorly, or trained poorly.

But if the horse is ridden using ethical training and in a way that doesn’t depreciate its physical welfare, there is absolutely nothing harmful about it.

And one last note regarding food - my horse is out on pasture with hay freely available, 24/7. Training with positive reinforcement isn’t a matter of withholding food in order to force the animal to perform behaviors. (I’m not sure if anyone believes this or was making the accusation but just want to nip this in the bud, especially given that people used to starve their animals in order to train in the early development of food based training)

all good points
i really want to make an entire list of commonly given reasons as to why people think riding is inherently abusive and ‘debunk’ them… but that also requires effort

that’s not the point at all

its painfully obvious that a horse can be ridden in a manner that isn’t harmful

the point is that there is nothing about the wellbeing of a horse that REQUIRES a human to ride them, and it’s the fact that so called vegan equestrians defend this activity, and really, their enjoyment of it, tooth and nail without understanding the root of the issue, that horses aren’t here to be ridden by us.

it’s also fallacious to compare dog training to horse training as the purpose of the two are none alike. horses are trained to be ridden while dogs are trained to merely function along their human caretakers. the comparison would be valid if the purpose of training a dog was to carry humans or their things.

I’ve personally spoken to actually vegan equestrians here who have entirely given up riding the horse/s in their care and STILL MANAGE to give them all the exercise and enrichment they need without spewing justifications and excuses.

all this talk of veganism getting more popular and I call bullshit. whatever is getting more popular isn’t veganism.

Finally someone talking sense.

What Havocados said. As an ex-horse owner/rider, I can definitely say that horse riding is NOT vegan. The sooner all you ‘horse lovers’ understand this the better. Either stop exploiting these animals for your own personal gain or drop the vegan label.

Reblogged from hermyownwazlib  1,780 notes

Favorite movies: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

“This… stuff? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent… wasn’t it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin.”

Reblogged from mentalalchemy  52,122 notes

pastel-gizibe:

forcoloredgirlswhodgaf:

cultureunseen:

Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured. 
If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!

Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoBLolqUaNg 

Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman?
No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days?

(Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)

http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/cut-on-camera-cop-slices-off-young-mothers-artificial-hair

I get angrier and angrier everyday when I see things like this.

Reblogged from dynastylnoire  12,726 notes
tajiimas:

we-avenge-if-we-want-to:

californiapotatopowers:

eldritch-abomination:

thaipond:

sherlock-sherbet:

tree-running:

iggymarauder:

gdfalksen:

Cyberpunk Eyes 
University of Washington researchers have figured out how to implant semitransparent red and blue LED lights in contact lenses, for the purpose of receiving and displaying data in sharp visual images and video. This means wearers will literally be able to watch TV or view photos that are projected directly onto their eyeballs.

SCREECHING
THE FUTURE IS HERE YOU GUYS

Imagine watching a horror movie, you can’t close your eyes… NOPE!

I want this baddddd

holy shit
when did life become a scifi movie

what oh heavens

holy shit

tv today
jarvis tomorrow

jarvis tomorrow

tajiimas:

we-avenge-if-we-want-to:

californiapotatopowers:

eldritch-abomination:

thaipond:

sherlock-sherbet:

tree-running:

iggymarauder:

gdfalksen:

Cyberpunk Eyes 

University of Washington researchers have figured out how to implant semitransparent red and blue LED lights in contact lenses, for the purpose of receiving and displaying data in sharp visual images and video. This means wearers will literally be able to watch TV or view photos that are projected directly onto their eyeballs.

SCREECHING

THE FUTURE IS HERE YOU GUYS

Imagine watching a horror movie, you can’t close your eyes… NOPE!

I want this baddddd

holy shit

when did life become a scifi movie

what oh heavens

holy shit

tv today

jarvis tomorrow

jarvis tomorrow

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

actionables:

hmm, yoga is kind of girly #nohomo let’s rename it so it sounds manlier and make it just for the bros for the bros only

Is this a fuckin joke? Just today, I had seen a Snickers commercial on TV that showed a man wearing exercise clothes (spandex), instructing a group of women doing aereobic exercise. A football player came in with a Snickers and handed this trainer a Snickers. The trainer ate the Snickers, and transformed into a football player. They both left the women because apparently he “wasn’t being himself” for instructing women in such a prissy, sissy sport!! LOL!!! (/sarcasm)
How utterly pathetic that “men” feel so challenged by anything to do with women and considered “feminine,” and they feel the need to assert their masculinity. LOL, yes, what a fuckin joke this is.

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

actionables:

hmm, yoga is kind of girly #nohomo
let’s rename it so it sounds manlier and make it just for the bros
for the bros only

Is this a fuckin joke? Just today, I had seen a Snickers commercial on TV that showed a man wearing exercise clothes (spandex), instructing a group of women doing aereobic exercise. A football player came in with a Snickers and handed this trainer a Snickers. The trainer ate the Snickers, and transformed into a football player. They both left the women because apparently he “wasn’t being himself” for instructing women in such a prissy, sissy sport!! LOL!!! (/sarcasm)

How utterly pathetic that “men” feel so challenged by anything to do with women and considered “feminine,” and they feel the need to assert their masculinity. LOL, yes, what a fuckin joke this is.

Reblogged from the1janitor  278,726 notes

the1janitor:

i-mnotbrokenjustbent:

madelinelime:

When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit. 

That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.

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My 20s were fun

filled with terrible decisions but fun

to be fair though, i’m pretty sure my 30s will be more fun