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(Mashable)   Bonehead family thinks its a good idea to set their parakeet free. So does their dog   ( mashable.com) divider line
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4072 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Apr 2017 at 3:16 AM (40 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-04-14 10:17:14 PM  
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2017-04-14 10:25:40 PM  
At age six I learned that Dachshunds really love Guinea Pigs .
 
2017-04-15 01:31:57 AM  
Family: "Fly, be free!"
Dog: "It's mine now, b*tch."
 
2017-04-15 02:23:17 AM  
I love how the dog took off as if he were thinking, "This is my chance and I'm not even going to apologize. HAAAHAHAHAHAHA!"

This just in: some dogs are bird dogs.
 
2017-04-15 03:39:16 AM  
farking idiots.   There should be an IQ test before you can have pets or children.
 
2017-04-15 03:41:12 AM  
that'd be like setting a ham sandwich free in front of mama cass
 
2017-04-15 04:05:51 AM  
The cat would've had it later.
 
2017-04-15 04:38:41 AM  
WATCH: This bra supports you both physically and mentally

I think we're missing the real story here.
 
2017-04-15 04:59:02 AM  

patcarew: WATCH: This bra supports you both physically and mentally

I think we're missing the real story here.


"Monitoring breathing and heart rate variability with fabric sensors" is not my definition of supporting me mentally. What it really needs to do is produce a Xanax whenever it's needed.
 
2017-04-15 07:13:01 AM  
 
2017-04-15 07:15:20 AM  
Some people should never have pets or children.
 
2017-04-15 07:45:41 AM  
"The family had only the best intentions..."
So, democrats then?
/ In before someone mentions Trump
// I must have gotten up early to beat the Trump thread jackers
 
2017-04-15 07:51:31 AM  
Bunnies can fly...proof
Youtube IxFfxTZA6ao
 
2017-04-15 10:11:37 AM  

puffy999: The cat would've had it later.


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2017-04-15 10:38:14 AM  
Nature, red of claw and tooth.
 
2017-04-15 10:44:13 AM  
Asshols. I hear these types of stories every few years and it pisses me off. They have no idea what it is like in the wild if they think they are doing it a favor. At least it died quickly. It could have spent the next few days suffering. It would start to starve as it looks for little plastic dishes with seed. Then it will so week it will be easy picking for some local predator. A bad end.

I have heard PeTA types talking like you can just let your pets free and let them enjoy living naturally and we would enjoy watching them. Totally deluded. The most likely outcome of releasing animals is a death sentence.

(Except for cats. They are not totally domesticated so they have a better chance.)
 
2017-04-15 11:38:05 AM  
Your dog wants steak. But will accept little chickens.
 
2017-04-15 11:46:33 AM  

The_Philosopher_King: Asshols. I hear these types of stories every few years and it pisses me off. They have no idea what it is like in the wild if they think they are doing it a favor. At least it died quickly. It could have spent the next few days suffering. It would start to starve as it looks for little plastic dishes with seed. Then it will so week it will be easy picking for some local predator. A bad end.

I have heard PeTA types talking like you can just let your pets free and let them enjoy living naturally and we would enjoy watching them. Totally deluded. The most likely outcome of releasing animals is a death sentence.

(Except for cats. They are not totally domesticated so they have a better chance.)


Westerners in general, and urban Americans in particular, are insanely out of touch with what the natural world actually is. They think creatures get along like the feelgood movies or tv shows they watch portray it, and have zero conception of what it takes to provide their food (hell, most farkers seem to genuinely believe it just magically pops into existence at their local Whole Foods).

It's exactly why there's such a political viewpoint difference between urban and rural America (and tbh, in Europe as well, but the population samples are much smaller in European nations and are consequently less visible much of the time).
 
2017-04-15 11:48:11 AM  
Food chain, batches.  How does it work?
 
2017-04-15 11:55:25 AM  

Nidiot: patcarew: WATCH: This bra supports you both physically and mentally
I think we're missing the real story here.

"Monitoring breathing and heart rate variability with fabric sensors" is not my definition of supporting me mentally. What it really needs to do is produce a Xanax whenever it's needed.


Why is your comment "Funnied" by so many?

/I marked it "Smart" and wished yet again someone would invent a bra with loofahs for back straps. I'm lazy and it turned out so are my bastard children. Could someone PLEASE invent this? Or the Xanax one. kthxbye
 
2017-04-15 12:00:07 PM  

rac23: farking idiots.   There should be an IQ test before you can have pets or children.


Agreed. They should set the retarded parents who thought that was a good idea free in the Sahara without water or clothing. After all, people are originally from Africa.
 
2017-04-15 12:29:56 PM  
My ex-wife related a similar story from her childhood, which, I gather, traumatized her more than a little.  The family had a pet parakeet, and subsequently acquired an Irish Setter.  Mom had the idea that the 2 creatures should learn to co-exist peacefully (instinct be damned, I guess).  Mom took the parakeet out of the cage, and placed it on the Setter's back, all the while shouting "stay STAY!"  The dog trembled, shook violently, and then in one quick move spun around and swallowed the bird whole.  As if a cartoon, the family stood in shocked silence as a few remaining feathers fluttered to the ground as the dog licked its lips.
 
2017-04-15 12:31:35 PM  
Better than a long slow death, starving in an environment its not equipped to survive in.
 
2017-04-15 12:35:39 PM  
Hawk Grabs Kid's Pet Mouse
Youtube XTt7pSav8ts

/note the date LOL
 
2017-04-15 01:59:00 PM  

OregonVet: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/XTt7pSav8ts - 480x360]
/note the date LOL


That video is so blatantly staged that it is not even funny.
 
2017-04-15 03:11:14 PM  
Morons

optikeye: At age six I learned that Dachshunds really love Guinea Pigs .


My neighbor came over one day with a mangled but alive hamster her Doberman pulled out of its cage. She wanted me to put it out of its misery. I did but not a job I wanted.
 
2017-04-15 04:50:57 PM  

Mock26: OregonVet: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/XTt7pSav8ts - 480x360]
/note the date LOL

That video is so blatantly staged that it is not even funny.


IDK I've seen similar in my yard. If it is, good jorb.
 
2017-04-15 06:13:27 PM  
Dog truck either way...

WHITE DOVE AT FUNERAL GETS HIT BY TRUCK!
Youtube JnoKzBDq5Sk
 
2017-04-15 06:39:57 PM  

OregonVet: Mock26: OregonVet: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/XTt7pSav8ts - 480x360]
/note the date LOL

That video is so blatantly staged that it is not even funny.

IDK I've seen similar in my yard. If it is, good jorb.


Everything about that video is just too convenient.  For starters, both at the same time say to put the mouse on the cage, so one of them messed up the script.  Then when the kid puts the mouse on the cage he conveniently steps away from the cage (out of the flight path of the bird) just as dad pans back into a wider shot of the cage.  And then there is the timing of the attack, which comes mere seconds after the mouse is on the cage.  That bird would have had to have been really close by to come in so quickly, and look at the attack angle, very shallow, not typical of the steeper swoop you would expect from a bird that had been circling up above.  

And I, too, have seen birds of prey attack animals in yards, but the attacks are nothing like this.  My bet is that it was feeding time for someone's pet hawk and they decided to make a video of it for whatever TV show they submitted it to.
 
2017-04-15 08:19:11 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: Asshols. I hear these types of stories every few years and it pisses me off. They have no idea what it is like in the wild if they think they are doing it a favor. At least it died quickly. It could have spent the next few days suffering. It would start to starve as it looks for little plastic dishes with seed. Then it will so week it will be easy picking for some local predator. A bad end.

I have heard PeTA types talking like you can just let your pets free and let them enjoy living naturally and we would enjoy watching them. Totally deluded. The most likely outcome of releasing animals is a death sentence.

(Except for cats. They are not totally domesticated so they have a better chance.)


Setting a pet cat free is the worst of all scenarios. Cats do better than most domesticated pets would, but at the expense of the native wildlife, and it takes an awful lot of small animals to keep a feral cat fed. If one dead parakeet seems bad, it's nothing to how many birds one cat will consume in a year.
 
2017-04-15 08:44:58 PM  

Nidiot: If one dead parakeet seems bad, it's nothing to how many birds one cat will consume in a year.


I hear that a lot but a) there are a lot of birds and b) that's how nature works. Take an aardvark, for example. An single aardvark probably eats hundreds of millions of ants per year. And yet the world is still full of ants and nobody thinks badly of aardvarks. Or whales who eat literally billions of shrimp, etc. I get that the cats we are talking about aren't technically supposed to be in our ecosystem but still. Even without humans animal populations move/explode/die/etc.
 
2017-04-15 09:26:33 PM  

Jument: Nidiot: If one dead parakeet seems bad, it's nothing to how many birds one cat will consume in a year.

I hear that a lot but a) there are a lot of birds and b) that's how nature works. Take an aardvark, for example. An single aardvark probably eats hundreds of millions of ants per year. And yet the world is still full of ants and nobody thinks badly of aardvarks. Or whales who eat literally billions of shrimp, etc. I get that the cats we are talking about aren't technically supposed to be in our ecosystem but still. Even without humans animal populations move/explode/die/etc.


That is only how nature works when the species is native.  When it is an invasive species then that is not how it works.
 
2017-04-15 09:31:35 PM  

Jument: Nidiot: If one dead parakeet seems bad, it's nothing to how many birds one cat will consume in a year.

I hear that a lot but a) there are a lot of birds and b) that's how nature works. Take an aardvark, for example. An single aardvark probably eats hundreds of millions of ants per year. And yet the world is still full of ants and nobody thinks badly of aardvarks. Or whales who eat literally billions of shrimp, etc. I get that the cats we are talking about aren't technically supposed to be in our ecosystem but still. Even without humans animal populations move/explode/die/etc.


You don't get that bit at all. Animals evolved to cope with a certain environment, and that means a certain group of predators, not any predator we throw at them. Those predators also have certain negative pressures that keep them in check also.

The ants in Africa evolved to deal with aardvarks, so aardvarks aren't a problem for ants in Africa. Thankfully we don't go releasing aardvarks in other places for shiats and giggles. In places like New Zealand there evolved large numbers of ground dwelling birds, purely because they had no ground dwelling predators at all, let alone cats. Introducing the domestic cat is introducing a pressure the native animals have not evolved to deal with. Potential situations include animals which aren't equipped to escape predation at all so they aren't able to breed, or aren't able to breed in sufficient numbers to compensate for the numbers lost to predation.

Yes, populations do alter, but they are not usually wiped out. There are islands where cats have wiped out entire species. There is actual record of one particular cat called Tibbles that belonged to a light-house keeper, who wiped out an entire species of wren all on its own.

Add to that diseases cats carry. Cats don't die from toxoplasmosis. Animals like wallabies, bandicoots and quolls do, because they've not evolved with toxoplasmosis. The death is pretty slow and torturous. So not only do cats manage to kill the wildlife directly, they kill them indirectly as well.

Now if you don't give a f*ck about any other species and reckon they should all die just so some feral cats can have a good time, that's up to you.  Maybe the only creatures you want to see in the wild are feral cats. But other people don't necessarily agree with that position and think other species have value, and that they a right to exist that trumps the rights of cats like Tibbles merely amusing himself.
 
2017-04-15 10:55:18 PM  
The Notorious CH I BI Chibi Smalls would totally do that.
 
2017-04-16 07:50:27 AM  

Damili: Dog truck either way...

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/JnoKzBDq5Sk - 480x360]


They should have turned around and pecked the moron taking VERTICAL VIDEO!

/pet peeve
 
2017-04-16 12:52:02 PM  
 
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