Gedankenwelten

Was so durch das Köpfchen rauscht.

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wolveswolves:

saberwitch:

I got your proof right here.

Look at these two animal skulls. On the left is the skull of a carnivore (that means “meat eater”) and on the right is the skull of an herbivore (that means “plant eater”). Look at their teeth. The teeth of the carnivore are like little knives; they are evolved for the purpose of tearing flesh. Note that ALL the teeth are pointed; carnivores don’t really chew. They don’t really have to. Their digestive systems are designed to break down tissue (that means “meat”). That’s why dogs “wolf down” their food. It’s because they don’t need to chew.

Now look at the herbivore skull. Note that there are no tearing teeth. All the teeth are flat. They are designed to chew, because most vegetable matter is very fibrous, and difficult to digest. Chewing is, basically, pre-digestion. This is why many obligate herbivores have more than one stomach (like, say, cows, of which this skull is one), because digesting fibrous plant matter is WORK.

Now go look at your dog’s teeth. Go on, I’ll wait. Do they look like the teeth in the carnivore’s skull? They should, because that skull belonged to a wolf, and your cute little dog is, not to put too fine a point on it, a domesticated wolf.

Now dogs and wolves are not obligate carnivores. They are scavengers, which means they can eat just about anything to survive. But that’s the key here: TO SURVIVE. They eat things other than meat when they CAN’T GET MEAT and there is NO OTHER OPTION. If that were not the case, if wolves and dogs could survive happily on a diet with zero meat in it, evolution would have given us herbivorous canines. Because when it comes down to survival, eating plant matter is a much lower risk option than hunting an animal that can get away and/or possibly hurt you as it tries to flee.

I’m not an animal expert or a veterinarian. But this is basic biology and doesn’t require an expert. On the other hand, my wife is both of those, and has had to deal with the catastrophic effects of poor animal husbandry for the last six years. In her words: “Dogs are carnivores. Carnivores eat meat. If you can’t handle that, get a fucking rabbit.”

Wolf related in a way, and very important for me so I’m just going to leave this here. 

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mustaleski:

matildathedragonfly:

knownorwegian:

In Norwegian, you don’t refer to your romantic partner as a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend”. You say “kjæreste”, which is gender neutral and literally translates to “the dearest”.

and in swedish you refer to your boyfriend/girlfriend by saying ”älskling” which translates into ”my beloved one” 

And in Finnish we say “mulkvisti” which means “one I don’t hate as much as the others”

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