hangin out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride trying to holla at me
Bitch, don’t try me. I am Rihanna.
this is supposed to be an insulting vegan meme but it’s actually 100 percent accurate so…
Yea, not insulted…haha
OK JACK YES JACK DO IT JACK!
Mother licking baby giraffe by Tambako the Jaguar
Hold my fucking hand, loser. We’re using the buddy system for the rest of our lives.
How I’m going to propose (via jovitaramos)
I kinda love this. Hahaha
Since some people disputed over the bronco section of my western horse myths post, this a PSA for all of those that still believe rodeo stock are treated horribly. They are professional athletes and treated like royalty.
This is The Bull Pool located in Canton, Texas. They specialize in aquatic therapy for bucking bulls to keep them fit and rodeo-ready without being hard on their joints. The facility is open to bucking broncos as well.But- *That doesn’t mean they don’t still get mistreated *This definitely doesn’t happen at all rodeos *There’s a lot of other things about their care you aren’t told *They’re still “provoked” to buck *They aren’t like human athletes, they can’t choose to do this
Huge difference between physical and mental welfare. This reminds me of those people who muscle the shit out of their horses, give them all kinds of supplements and have tons of expensive professionals out to massage and fix them up, and then yank them in the mouth and spur them all over the place. They think they’re treating their horse like royalty because they tend so intensively to their physical welfare, but still abuse them under saddle.
so how are bucking bulls brought into the world? what happens to them when they are no longer of any use to the people who “own” them?
My father raised beef cattle and, on the side, bucking bulls. He never had one make it into the professional rodeo circuits, such as PBR, but he was close. I knew about a lot of the inner workings of local and professional rodeos… and this is so far from the norm it’s hilarious.
For PBR, most bulls come from proven bucking bulls being bred over and over to cows from similar breeding and stock. Many are very inbred. The ones that don’t make it into the actual rodeo ring are sold to less prestigious circuits or private breeders or simply culled. I imagine many are eaten, although I don’t know about that part. Some cows are kept to be used only for breeding.
Many local and smaller rodeo circuits get their bucking bulls from small, hobby farmers and breeders who have cattle for other reasons (usually beef), like my dad. Some cattle farmers will breed for bucking bulls on the side as a hobby. The ones who don’t make the cut are sold to slaughter, just like all cattle on a beef farm are, eventually.
The rodeos themselves are stressful and uncomfortable for the animals, at best… and painful to deadly, at worst. My father’s favorite bull—one who had a chance at PBR status—died in the ring from a broken back. Bulls bred for bucking tend to have long backs… he landed wrong on coming down from a jump and broke his back with a man still on him. My father cried… and then had a rug made from his skin.
I spent a lot of time behind the scenes at rodeos. I’ve seen broken legs, backs, necks, and tails… bleeding from noses and rope burn on the belly, legs, and genitals of bulls. And that’s not even getting into calf roping (another option for those who don’t make the cut for bucking bull status) or what happens to the horses. People who tell you rodeos are anything but torture for the non-human participants are full of shit.
Also, can we talk about the bull’s face in the bottom photo? The whites showing so much and the eye rolled down and back like that is a sure sign of fear and stress. These animals aren’t going for a little dip for fun… cows aren’t exactly natural swimmers. They like standing in water, but this seems more like “sink or swim,” and people are going to act like the animals are pampered? They’re being pulled (by physical force, look at the man’s stance in the first photo) into a narrow, deep pool and forced to swim laps by two humans who—I’ve no doubt—would hurt them if they didn’t comply.
This isn’t love, respect, or how you would “treat royalty.” This is abuse and purely to make the exploitation of these animals more titillating and profitable for those holding the ropes.
(S1E4 - Battle of the Sexists)
that 70s show throwin down some feminism
I don’t watch this show, but this is the greatest comeback in the history of marriage.
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