THE SMALLEST THINGS MAKE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE
Someone as small as a kitten can make a big difference, and these seniors are helping kittens too. Pairing animals who need help with people who have the time and the desire to help is a wonderful idea.
POPULAR THAI TOURIST SPOT ABUSES THE ANIMALS IN THEIR CARE
These are excerpts from a report by The Dodo on the animal cruelty allegations against the zoo.
When he was just 6 weeks old, Pika, the tiger cub, was taken away from his mother at the Safari Park Open Zoo and Camp in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, so tourists could bottle-feed him and take selfies. Then, when Pika was about 2 and a half months old, he was sent to a vet to be declawed, a dangerous procedure in big cats that basically amputates their toes at the first knuckle.
After the declawing operation, Pika was never the same, according to a Michael, a volunteer who once worked at the Thailand zoo and helped raise Pika. “He was declawed and came back with low energy,” Michael, a spokesperson for the Facebook group Big Cats Claw Back, told The Dodo. “He would not walk, play, bite or anything. He just lay in a corner. The only time he would move is if he didn't like being handled.” Pika stopped eating and drinking, and needed saline injections to stay alive. But Michael, who asked that his name be changed out of fear of retribution by the zoo, said that inexperienced volunteers were the ones who gave Pika his injections. “He wasn't sent to vets because it was going to be too expensive to have them administer saline each day for months,” he said. “The cub was injected by inexperienced volunteers who were not informed [that] they would have to do this, [and] it involved the tiger screaming in pain and often bleeding out onto the floor because the vein was hard to find and the wrong part was pierced.” Pika somehow — surprisingly — got better, although his paws would never be whole again. He was put back on display in the cub section of the zoo, where tourists could play with him or walk him on a leash.
Please read the full article at https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/zoo-declaws-tiger-lion-cubs-thailand
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ASIA - Live animals as a key chain is still a thing!
It is despicable to make a living creature a fashionable accessory and profit from their senseless death.
Is there no limit to which people will go for profit?
WHAT IS GELATIN?
Gelatin is a yellowish, odorless, and nearly tasteless substance that is made by prolonged boiling of skin, cartilage, and bones from animals. It's made primarily from the stuff meat industries have left over — we're talking about pork skins, horns, and cattle bones.
It is commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceutical drugs, vitamin capsules, and cosmetic manufacturing.
It is found in most gummy candy, as well as other products such as marshmallows, gelatin desserts, and some ice creams, dips, and yogurts. Gelatin for recipe use comes in the form of sheets, granules, or powder. Instant types can be added to the food as they are; others need to be soaked in water beforehand.
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