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As a veterinarian who specializes in behavioral medicine, Dr. Vint Virga has treated many household pets in his clinic. But for the past five years he has been working mostly with leopards, wolves, bears, zebras and other animals living in zoos and wildlife parks. He deals with such issues as appetites, anxiety and obsessive behavior.
In the interview he discusses how zoos have changed to improve the animals’ well being:
"I think the most important things that zoos have done in the past 10, 20 years, is that they [have] focused primarily on the animal’s well-being. And, depending on their feedback and responses, looked at their behavior, looked at their overall happiness and contentment and used that as the gauge for what to do for the animal.
They’ve also applied as much [as] science knows about the animals in nature. What that looks like is providing them with a space that’s a lot more rich and full than just a place that is an exhibit. So it’s really shifting from not a cage, because most zoos don’t even have those anymore, but from an exhibit to a habitat. The environment is much richer and more complex rather than flat and uniform, so that we can see them.
[Zoos are] providing [animals with] opportunities to escape from view of the public — and that can be difficult for a zoo. … Visitors complain to the zoo if they can’t see the leopard, the bear or the lion. But on the other hand, if the lion doesn’t have any choice of getting away from the public at times, particularly if there [are] crowds or noisy visitors, then we’re taking away their sense of control over their environment.”
this means a lot, my boyfriend considers him self fat no matter what I tell him. One of my best guy friends thinks no one will date him because he is over weight which is the most un true thing every. All guys bodies are attractive.
This means a lot to me too because my boyfriend also thinks he’s fat regardless of what I say. The saddest day was when I watched him step on a scale and get sad at a number he saw. Spread the love.
It’s not just the guys that are overweight either. One of my best friends is constantly poked fun at for being really skinny and he’s super self conscious about it. It’s just sadI’m always going to reblog this
Dear People of Tumblr,
Dear People of all ages, race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, kinship, etc…
You are beautiful, you are perfect the way you are. Please go to a mirror and repeat after me: “I’m beautiful, I’m good, I’m not fat, I’m fluffy” To those who are being made fun off for being too ‘skinny’ in my eyes, as long as you’re within the healthy spectrum, you’re beautiful and wonderful just the way you are.
Please understand you’re important, you should not look at the surface to give yourself self-worth, and you’re more valuable than just being a body. You’re you and that’s awesome, I’m looking forward to meeting you all, I know you’re a wonderful human being.
You know what else you are? You’re a brave soldier, you’re here with us now aren’t you? You are alive aren’t you and you learn something new every day, you learn about the world, and some more about yourself. You’re almost there sport! Well done! Bravo! You’re going to make it.
You’re going to make it in life, so please, don’t give yourself the hard time of looking at yourself and thinking that you’re too fat, too thin, too ugly, too idiotic, you’re none of those, you’re unique, you’re wonderful, you’re you and that is all that matters. Just hang in there, it will get better.
- Mod Satan
(I appreciate that Satan is telling me that)
It’s not even just being overweight though. The whole problem is trying to fit the whole super muscular, body-building, GI joe, action hero figure that society tells men to get. A guy at my school who was 14 was kicked out for using testosterone and anaerobic steroids (which are extremely harmful, especially for a kid). He still didn’t look like that. And yet people on tumblr still have the nerve to say that the male body image is “easily attainable and not harmful”
I had actually written an article two days ago about this exact issue! basically I’m a big fan of Online Dress Up games. And for the women, there are games that have all different kinds of body types, but for the men it’s all the same tall handsome muscly guy, and as a short chubby trans guy I feel so left out.
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THIS IS IMPORTANT.
CUTE FASHION FOR BIGGER GIRLS.
CAN I GET A HELL YEAH.
THIS MODEL IS SO CUTE TOO.
I am so happy about this!