Yankee By Birth ~ Rebel By Choice
I am so sorry

To my followers: I am so sorry I haven’t had original content in a while. I’ve been going through a lot of depression issues dealing with my health. For those of you who don’t know much about me, I’m a 35 year old single mom (I’m an oldie on Tumblr!) who lives on disability with her parents because of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia, PTSD and bipolar issues. I share this because I not only want you to know who I am, but to open dialogue with those of you who may suffer from these things as well. I am going to try to do better. I miss blogging and it gave me something over than the pain to focus on when my five year old was in bed. I am not giving up, I’m doing my best to fight through this depression/low. So, once again I apologize for the lack of original content.

To chrisyoungshelbert: I thank you from the bottom of my heart for not killing me for reblogging so much of your content. If you haven’t checked out her blog, do yourself a favor and do it. She writes amazing fan fiction based on Blake/Miranda and Chris Young!

To everyone in the Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young tags thank you for your hard work.

Oh, and expect less Jason Aldean content. At least for a while. I have lost a LOT of respect for him over he and his mistress. Not mention hearing about his attitude and general prickish behavior as of late. I can understand moving on. But to state nothing happened with the woman and state you never saw her again and then to find out he’s with her? I could’ve understood if he said he’d fallen in love with another woman ala Blake/Miranda, Tim/Faith, Johnny/June, etc. But to handle it the way he did was a real asshole move.

heavensentgrace:

Photo of the day

heavensentgrace:

Photo of the day

poorlittlequeenie:

thebearqueen:

nothing-here-go-away:

wolfstrider:

thomassawyerismyname:

mangiemay:

irvinator1:

booksarerevolution:

vegankween:

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.

Look at the group pulling them. Does it look like they’re being forced to do that? Do you think someone can FORCE a TIGER to do something like that? Our zoo gives tigers meet in pumpkins at Halloween to play with for the crowd. Do you think that’s torture? They purr their hearts out! Ever heard a tiger purr? It’s magic. Go find Jack Hannah and tell him all his efforts aren’t for conservation and education. Tell people at the Columbus Zoo. Tell Steve Irwin’s family he didn’t dedicate and sacrifice his life to save and conserve wildlife. Seriously. Go to a zoo, take a tour with a guide or take a lesson in a class. They’ll be happy to educate you.

bl0wn-away-and-barely-breathing:

Selfie Talk (ACM Awards 2014)

illbeyour-shotofwhiskey:

Introducing Draft Punk.

justwarthings:

More active duty soldiers are lost to suicide, than to combat these days.

justwarthings:

More active duty soldiers are lost to suicide, than to combat these days.

marybethluv82:

I’m gong on a rant here. I love Jason Aldean’s Music I Think he is Extremely Talented an that he picks Great songs. But The Stories of how he is Acting now that the World knows that Him an Brittney Kerr are together are Heartbreaking. He lied to all of his fan’s an never stopped seeing her, He…

I have to say, I lost total respect for him over this as well. And to flaunt her and allow her to flaunt it on Twitter is sickening. Have some class about it at least. His ex-wife must be totally devastated.