8 stvari koje radite pogrešno ukoliko volite životinje / 8 things you’re doing wrong if you love animals

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1. Prva i najočiglednija stavka – jedete ih. U tom slučaju vi niste ljubitelj životinja već kućnih ljubimaca. Ali pošto je to jako opširna tema, posvetiću se njoj u nekom od narednih postova. Ipak, možete da pogledate o tome i na videu ispod:

 

2. Kupujete kućne ljubimce umesto da ih usvojite. Napolju postoji mnogo pasa i mačaka bez ikakvog sigurnog skloništa, a kamoli doma. Zašto podržavati odgajivačnice koje štancuju pse kao na traci zarad ličnog profita, kada ima toliko lutalica koje sanjaju da imaju svoj dom? Možda vam lutalica ne zvuči dovoljno atraktivno, ali verujte da će ona imati više ljubavi i zahvlanosti prema vama nego kupljeni pas.

3. Konzumirate kravlje mleko. Najpre, sama činjenica koja objašnjava dosta toga je ta da je veliki broj ljudi alergično na mleko. Takođe dosta njih nije tolerantno na laktozu. To je iz prostog razloga tako jer je priroda napravila sastav mleka koji je potreban govečetu da se zdravo razvije, a ne ljudima. Takođe, telići su odvojeni od svojih majki odmah po rođenju kako bi se sprečilo njihovo konzumiranje mleka – da više mleka ostane za prodaju. Nakon toga telići se vode u klanice. Zašto umesto toga ne probate ukusnija, zdravija i hranljivija mleka kao što su sojino, pirinčano i bademovo mleko?

 

4. Nosite krzno. Nažalost, životinje kao i ljudi, ne mogu da žive bez najvećeg organa na sebi, a to je koža. Tako da ukoliko želite da nosite krzno onda morate “ubiti” celu životinju ili nekoliko njih, a nekad čak i nekoliko desetina životinjica, u zavisnoti od veličine životinje i dužine krza. Postoje ogrome farme krzna gde se životinje drže u nehumanim uslovima celog života. Kavezi su im toliko mali da ne mogu ni da se okrenu, a način ubijanja je još suroviji – najčešće se krzno sa njih skida dok su još žive, pa one uginu ili u toku procesa od bolova ili nakon što se krzno skroz svuče sa njih i ostanu bez svoje kože.  Zato toplo preporučujem veštačka krzna koja sjajno izgledaju.

 

5. Koristite kozmetiku koja testira svoje proizvode na životinjama. Jedan od najtežih oblika zloostavljanja životinja jeste testiranje u laboratorijama. Životinje su podvrgnute izuzetno nehumanim načinima testiranja, gde najčešće i uginu sporo i bolno. Na internetu postoji mali milion video materijala iz laboratorija, ako imate hrabrosti trebalo bi da pogledate šta sve proživljavaju žiotinje tamo, kako bi shvatili značajnost biranja kozmetičkih brendova koji ne testiraju na životinjama. O tome koji brendovi testiraju na životinjama a koji ne, možete pogledati na videu ispod koji sam napravila pre izvesnog vremena.

6. Idete u Zoološki vrt. Životinje koje se drže u zarobljeništvu daleko od svog prirodnog staništa samo zarad ljudske zabave mi nikako ne ide u glavu, a pogotovo kako tako nešto može biti legalno? U većini slučajeva, zoološki vrtovi nemaju pogodnih uslova za život za te divlje životinje koje drže, a kamoli uslova sličnih njihovim prirodnima staništima. Uglavnom su kavezi premali, a bazeni sa vodom prljavi.

7. Idete u cirkus. Ovo je nešto približno zoološkom vrtu, ali je čak i gore. Mladunčad divljih životinja su nasilno odvojena od majki i još od ranog perioda njihovog života bivaju zlostavljana. Takođe se drže u malim kavezima i svakog dana su primorani da satima uče trikove za publiku, nasilničkim metodama – prebijanjem i korišćenjem struje. Ne razumem gde piše da jedan slon ili tigar treba da zna trikove? Kako je neko uopšte došao na tu ideju?

8. Slikate se sa egzotičnim životinjama. Ironično, ali uglavnom veliki ljubitelji životinja to rade. Ali da li su oni svesni šta se dešava sa tim životinjama pre nego što naprave tu glupu sliku? Drogiranje je samo jedna na listi stvari koje rade, kako bi životinja bila mirna za sliku. Za više o tome, napravila sam video prošle godine koji možete pogledati ispod:

 

Sigurna sam da postoji još dosta stvari, ali ovo su one koje se najčešće dešavaju i to od strane ljubitelja životinja. Trebalo bi da kritički razmislite o svakom koraku, da ne uzimate stvari zdravo za gotovo i ne pratite slepo šta ljudi oko vas rade. Vi imate moć da napravite promene, samo malo više razmišljanja ne bi bilo na odmet. 🙂

 

*8 things you are doing wrong if you love animals*

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1. Obviously, eating them. In that case you love pets, not animals. Because this is such a wide topic, I will dedicate one one of my future posts to it.

2. Buying pets instead of adopting. There are a lot of animals out there without home or a safe shelter. Why supporting breeders and overpopulation of dogs and cats when there’s plenty of them waiting for you? It may not be fancy enough, but it will be certainly more loving and grateful than the one you bought.

3. Consuming cow milk. First of all, the fact that explains a lot is that a lot of people are allergic to milk. Also a lot of them are intolerant to lactose. That is because all the ingredients in the cow’s milk are made for baby cow with all the nutritions made for it to live and survive, but not for humans. Also, calves are torn away from their mothers right after the birth so they would’t “waste” the milk that is supposed to be for sale. After that they go straight to slaughterhouse for veal. Why not try instead other tasty milks such as Soy, Rice and Almond milk.

4. Wearing fur. Unfortunately animals like humans, can’t live without their skin on, therefore if you want to wear fur then you need to kill the whole animal, or couple of them, sometimes dozens – depends on the size of the animal and the length of the fur. Animals at fur farm are kept in tiny cages where they can’t even turn, for their entire life, and are killed in beyond cruel ways such as skinning them alive. Faux furs are amazing and there will be one blog post about them!

5. Using brands that are tested on animals! One of the worst shapes of animal abuse is definitely the one in the laboratories. Animals are tortured until they die, and no animal will ever leave that laboratory alive. More about which brands are using animals for testings and which are not you can find in my video (which is by the way in Serbian language, but you’ll get the point with all the visuals) You can see it below:

6. Going to Zoo. Animals hold in captivity for human entertainment in order to see wild animals closer up bothers me – why is it even legal? In most of the cases that we could see on the internet, Zoos don’t even have good living conditions for the animals, not even close conditions to their natural habitats. The cages are too tiny and water tanks usually dirty. Free them all.

7. Going to Circus. This is something similar to Zoo, but even worse. Baby animals are torn apart from their mothers and since “childhood” abused, forced to learn tricks for hours each day and kept in tiny cages. Why the fuck should I see an elephant or a tiger doing tricks? How someone came up with that idea anyway?

8. Taking photos with exotic animals. Yes, this one is my favorite. Usually big animal lovers take those photos, which is completely ironic, but are they aware what happens to those animals before they take the freakin’ photo? Drugging them is one of the things in order to keep them calm for the photo. For more, of course, there is a video I made (and this video is luckily in English :)) You can see it bellow.

I am sure there are more things, but these are the most common surprisingly done by “big animal lovers”. You should have a critical approach for everything in life, not just take things for granted and “go with the flow” like other people around. You have the power to make changes, just a little bit more of thinking would be appreciated.

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