This is a ruminal cannula. A system applied to some animals by veterinarians, which consists in opening a hole on the cow’s side for permanent access to her stomach. Once the cannula is installed, they can just reach into the stomach of the cow to get a sample of the food to be analyzed. To avoid the gastric juices from running out the cannula, the cannula is covered with a provided plastic stopper, which enables the cow to have a ”normal” life. The purpose of this method is to investigate the digestive process of each feed which is supplied to the cow, always with the purpose of obtaining the greatest possible productivity in milk and meat, saving in every possible cost. This is one of many incredible and gruesome experiments which are performed daily, in a society that values non-human animals as objects for use and consumption. The only way to fight this cruel exploitation suffered by animals is NOT to participate in it.
H&M’s new beachwear campaign featuring Jennie Runk is pretty awesome. In this article she explains that women have sent her messages saying that this ad campaign has given them the confidence to try on a bikini for the first time in years!
See… it does make a difference when we see diverse body types in advertising and media!
Here are some of the pictures people are using to absolve George Zimmerman of his actions (the murder of an innocent 17-year-old young man). They’re saying “they only show you the nice photos, the pictures of him in a hoodie or smiling with his mommy and daddy. Media bias!! He was a total thug!!!”
He was a seventeen year old kid. And even if he was a so-called “thug,” I fail to see why that should condemn him to death before he even reached his 21st birthday. I fail to see how looking at these pictures in anyway detracts from the fact that he was killed for no reason.
To actually suggest that throwing up your middle finger, smoking a blunt, or wearing grillz justifies your death is… disgusting. But this is what racism does. It takes away a person’s humanity, turns them into a pile of stereotypes rather than a complex, constantly evolving human being, and ultimately deems their life disposable.