Thursday, September 30, 2010

Unleash the beast!

Did you do it? Did you meet all of the September 30 deadlines to save the wilderness and Karma, the 6-month-old colt, or sign up for a Farm Sanctuary walk? 'Cause if you didn't do all that you could do, I'm unleashing this beast on you!

Release her from her cage!

Or, cardboard box. Whatever. She's got demonic green pupils, and she'll totally eat you. Yeah! That's what you get.

(Photos by the Petophile.)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Another September 30 deadline!

Another horse needs rescuing! Why are so many of our animals in distress? Click here to help save an adorable colt from getting a life-saving surgery. This is him:

He needs $2,000 for the surgery. Here's a bit of his story:

"We (Karmavore) were touched by the story of this little colt who is only 6 months old, but faced being 'disposed' of due to a severe hernia that he suffers from. The current care takers are not able to afford the surgery.

Fortunately, Hope Farm in Delta has agreed to adopt him, provided that Karmavore can raise the funds required for his surgery. We will be saving him from a terrible fate of either being put up for disposal auction or possibly even rendered into fertilizer."

September 30—that's tomorrow—is the deadline, or the poor thing will be destined for death at an early age.  

(All you folks searching for pornographic pics of Caseyface, come on, have a heart: lend a hand.)

Reward

Thanks for anybody who has taken action to help out animals via the links in the last few posts. It's rill important to help out those who make us puke. Because without them, we'd never be nauseated again. That would be a terrible shame.

So, as promised, below is your reward for speaking up for the animals:
This is just a portion of almost 1 ton of critteriness. Huge reward!

(Photo by the Petophile.)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Deadline: September 30

It should come as no surprise that the Petophile likes natural habitats, or wilderness, because that's where unbelievable beauty and wild porn come from. And oh, yeah, it's kind of crucial for our whole ecosystem. Change.org says:

"We only have until September 30th to make sure the Obama administration hears how we feel about conservation before it releases a White House report that could set the stage for America’s conservation agenda for years to come."

Just sign the petition. There's only a couple of days left to do so, and it only has 13,695 signatures out of a goal of 15,000. Make your friends do it, too! There's already a letter written for you, but I think I might add this to mine:

"Please conserve the wild porn and the environment in which it lives. It would be stupid not to."

Succinctly stated, don't you think?

Do it here: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/only_days_left_to_tell_obama_protect_americas_great_wilderness.

I'll reward you with something gross if you do.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Walk with me, people

Oh, Farm Sanctuary, how the Petophile appreciates your rescuing adorable factory farm animals and advocating for better treatment of them, and thereby human beasts, too.

The sanctuary is holding an event, Walk for Farm Animals, on October 9 in 32 states—including Washington, D.C.—and seven Canadian cities. The purpose? Spread awareness and raise funds for the work that they do. One participant, Becca Costello, eloquently states the significance of the organization's mission:

"Even if you're perfectly content eating meat, the farm industry is still something you should pay attention to. The environmental and health ramifications of the factory farming system affect all of us - the health of our ground water, the reliability of our antibiotics, the cleanliness of our food. Farm Sanctuary does more than any organization I know to hold the farming industry accountable for their practices, which is why I'll be walking for them."

The Petophile agrees! Join the walk in a city near you, help Becca meet her sponsorship $100 goal (she's halfway there!) or sign up for what they call a "No-Walk" walk.

Man, they are making it easy to be responsible and compassionate.


 (Photo by the Petophile.)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

His name is Handsome

And handsome he is.

He has a really interesting story. This 3-year-old was born with a clubbed hoof, but he's all fixed now. See more photos of him here.

(Another animal from A Chance for Bliss animal sanctuary.)

 (Photos by the Petophile.)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

He got hosed

This little dog got hosed.

And he liked it.

Loved it, actually.

His eyes may be bulging, but that's their default setting. That is in fact the look of joy for this dogface.
 (Photos by the Petophile.)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Don't be chicken

They are, though.


Looks like coral on his head.



So pretty. How could you eat something with a face like that?

Well, you probably wouldn't, because most chickens that are consumed are grown on factory farms and their faces look like this.

They are debeaked because they are kept in such cramped quarters with just inches to move around, if they are lucky, the birds can hurt each other with their natural body parts. The solution? Give them more space? Reduce the number of chickens in the space allotted? Nah. Just chop 'em all off!


(Photos by the Petophile.)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Raining cats, not dogs

If you (two) Petophile readers out there haven't heard of the radio program Radiolab, which airs on NPR, it is well worth your time to give it a listen. It is, quite frankly, addictive and mind-blowing.

They basically pick a theme, such as words or time, and investigate it from unusual scientific, philosophic and personal perspectives. And it's produced unlike any other radio show you've likely heard before: a style unto itself. 

What does all of this have to do with cute kittens? Hold on, keep your pineapple on.

A recent episode is about falling, which one story discusses what researchers discovered in a study about cats falling out of windows. There is also one episode where some humans had an amazing encounter freeing a tangled whale ... so good.

I don't know if Radiolab would approve of the Petophile, but the Petophile approves of Radiolab. Their official T-shirt is even a goat standing on a cow. Way yay. 


The program airs on NPR, or subscribe to the podcast here. Check out the blog, too. Come on, do it: Petophiles should be as well-rounded as possible.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Fort Caseyface

Being a virtuoso of cute, Caseyface has figured out yet another way to make me puke: hiding out in a kitten fort.

Oh, no, don't look sad, little cat—puking at the sight of you isn't a bad thing.

It means I can't handle the high degree of cuteness that you dole out.

All right, that's enough, you little bastard.

OK, just one more.

Let's have a closer look:

Let's have the closest look:
Obscène!

(Photos courtesy of RCMII.)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bite me

Or yourself. Yeah.

(Photo by the Petophile.)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

If only the Petophile was a naturalist

The lowly Petophile is not a naturalist. Otherwise, perhaps it would know what kind of birds are roosting in this tree. Dratsicles.

(Photo courtesy of nmorrisphoto.com.)

Monday, September 13, 2010

A mustang

This is one of the coolest horses ever. This particular individual above, that is.
If you knew him, you would know. Listen, this isn't Reading Rainbow: You are going to have to take my word for it.

He's a mustang, and thinking about him makes me think about the wild horses in the desert that the BLM rounded up this summer against the protest of thousands of citizens, for fear that doing so during the heat would end in unnecessary deaths. Well, it did. The BLM hired a contractor to round up a couple of thousand horses with a helicopter and put them in holding corrals along with around 38,000 other rounded-up horses. One could call it equine internment camps.

According to the Billings Gazette:
"The [Bureau of Land Management] said 636 wild horses were rounded up in northern Elko County, but 21 died.
BLM officials said 13 died of dehydration, five from pre-existing injuries or deformities, and three were put down after being injured in temporary holding corrals."

And about Wyoming's roundup this summer:
"'I don’t care how gentle and kind the helicopter pilot is ... it still scares the heck out of those poor horses in a huge roundup like this,' said Patricia Fazio, statewide coordinator for the Cody-based Wyoming Wild Horse Coalition."

Read more about the drama in Wyoming here.

(Photo by the Petophile.)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Puppy preference

Puppy meets cork tree. Ignores.

Sees human friend. Prefers.

(Photos by  sp.)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kitten forced to play air drums

Does making a kitten play air drums qualify as kitten abuse?

Sorry, kitty, there's no escape. 

This is definitely borderline.

At least it's not air guitar. Nothing is lamer than that.

Wait, except maybe air keytar. Who does that?

(Photos by the Petophile.)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pause for paws

Paw porn.





(Photos by the Petophile.)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Green fruit beetle

The Petophile found these two green fruit beetles on a sidewalk in coitus. So when the Pet returned from fetching a proper camera for a little bug porn, the male was in midst of the walking-away, "thank you ma'am" part after the ole "wham bam."

Their exoskeletons were glowing and a brilliant metallic green while mating, but they seemed to become dimmer afterward.







The Petophile got a little help identifying these fruit eaters via an excellent website, What's That Bug?, which features a couple of scandalous beetle orgy photos

People have been sending in a photos of insects that they want identified to Daniel Marlos' site, WTB, for a decade, resulting in an awesome database of bugs from all around the world. It translates to 52 languages, so if you need to read about mysterious bugs in Latvian, you're in luck. (Oh! He could have called it What The Bug? instead. Never mind, that's a terrible idea. As terrible as a pet and animal website called "Petophile"? Yes.)

Marlos has a book coming out in October, The Curious World of Bugs, that is "illustrated with vintage drawings." Sounds curious.

(Photos by the Petophile.)