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Taylor Swift seems like a really big bitch to be honest

thatlizardcamefromthemoon:

#animal death #animal abuse

DO NOT SUPPORT EXOTIC ARC 

The pictures above were taken on August 29th, 2014 by a member of a bearded dragon community. These bearded dragons are being kept at Exotic ARC located in St. Louis, MO. The conditions the bearded dragons are kept in are clearly deplorable. There are way too many housed altogether, their tank is obviously hardly cleaned, many of the dragons are lethargic and some are even possibly dead.

These guys pride themselves in being reptile experts. If they cannot even take care of bearded dragons, how are they caring for the more ‘intermediate’ reptiles in the store? Many people have witnessed the other reptiles in the store being neglected just as bad, with one person saying the following:

The animals had no water. The baby leopard geckos were eating each other. Dead animals everywhere in the cages. They also way too many baby chameleons in one cage and at least 10 dead ones at the bottom. The smell in there is horrific.” 

They also have been seen to give incorrect advice on how to care for reptiles. Someone who posted looking for advice on how to take care of a turtle they found was told that all they needed was a ‘full spectrum light’ to take care of the turtle, while in reality they need an actual UVB light as well as a heat lamp. See the following:

A group of us have been trying to go on their facebook to bring attention to these issues to not only the owner but also the customers. They simply delete the posts once they get online.

What we can do:

Leave a review on their Facebook page (they can’t delete reviews, they can only hide the review page itself if they choose to)

Contact FOX 2 news in St. Louis to cover the deplorable conditions these animals are being kept in

Contact the Missouri Department of Agriculture 

Contact the City of St. Louis Animal Care & Control 

Bring Exotic ARC to the attention of USARK (United States Association of Reptile Keepers)

Contact James Brumley and tell him to fix the horrible conditions of his store

It is amazing and horrible that this store has remained operating for as long as it has if it subjects its reptiles to these conditions. Stores like these give a bad name to other small businesses that go out of their way to properly care for their reptiles.

If anybody who lives around the area could travel to the store to gather more proof of the blatant neglect taking place, that would be much appreciated. 

(via sharped0)

jaclcfrost:

living in a small town is wonderful

  • are there a lot of modes of transportation? nope! you either drive or you’re out of luck basically
  • are there a lot of job opportunities? no! of course not
  • are there things to do? hang out at the grocery store or go to the only movie theater the town has!
  • are the people nice? of course not! not at all!
  • are you close to anything interesting? nope! everything interesting happens hours away and you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere

(via sharped0)

>person keeps annoying me when they know I’m at my limits

>they eventually push me over my limit and I physically distance myself from them

>they keep coming into my space and think an apology will make me go back to normal

I have once again become socially withdrawn because again, after a week or two of getting over it, I’m fucking done with being mistreated. Now I’m going back to not wanting to make eye contact with anyone or talk. Fuck fake friends, fuck people taking advantage of me and using me up. Fuck getting embarrassed in public. Fuck trying to be your dad, fuck being here for you when you’re not here for me. Fuck everyone.

"How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay"

TW for extreme homophobia, emotional abuse and manipulation, violence. Don’t watch it if you know this will upset you. This video is so upsetting. It’s so sad knowing “parents” like this exist and think they are good parents. 

The good news is a website was set up for this boy and 50,000 was raised.

I was in a room with a young trans guys who decided to get out of getting of trouble by saying “I can do that, I have a vagina”

Fucking cringe. 

I had big crushes on a couple teachers in school. I hope none of them knew. I hope they were too distracted by the dickhead boys who liked them and made it obvious, and just assumed only guys liked them, because I was still female in high school. I’m cringing a lot thinking about one of them. I’m positive she knew. I told her some very personal things about me and my life I would take back if I could.