its unsettling how hard it is for people to understand that equal treatment doesnt produce equal results unless equality already exists in the first place. did yall ever take algebra? an inequality will always be an inequality unless you apply different operations to each or either side. its really simple but i guess its hard for privileged people to understand that everyone’s not on a level plane
Rosy-faced Lovebird, Mint and Honoka the Rose-breasted Cockatoo :D @Kobe Kacho-en (the garden of birds and flowers), Kobe city, japan.
Well i mean when i see the crabs living in gravel/dyed gravel or sand, mesh wire cages, painted shells, too small of cages, etc. these are all ways that crabs shouldn’t be kept. (also a lot of times when i see these pictures the crabs are already dead and i’m like… hm I wonder why…) There are many signs of (not always purposeful) mistreatment that are very obvious and I think it’s better to point these things out, especially because some people don’t realize at all that there’s anything wrong with them since pet stores put out so much bad info. I think people might even be grateful. Like if someone commented on one of my pictures of my animals with helpful tips and info I would so NOT be offended! Even if they were completely off base and I was doing everything 100% correctly it’s not hard to say ‘oh that was just one part of the image’ or ‘oh that’s just their travel cage’ or ‘I’m just waiting for it to change out of it’s painted shell’ etc.
Also, if you’re part of the hermit crab community on here please know I am most likely not talking about you! This is more about people who made a rash decision and purchased without research, people who get the crabs for their very young kids, or people who consider them decoration or throw away pets.
I really think it’s good to spread this sort of info. At one point I was new to this too. My first crabs were from Port Aransas in Texas when I was in 4th grade. They were in tiny mesh wire cage with only pellets for food and a wet sponge for water. I was a little kid and listened to what the store keepers said to do. Needless to say those crabs died… But when I was older my little sister went on a similar school trip and also got hermit crabs which I adopted. Being older I was able to do more research on them and learned how fascinating they are and how easy they are to care for once you set them up. I also learned that they could live so much longer than the 3-12 months I had learned from the beach side store keeper.
It make me sad sometimes to see the lack of info/misinformation people have about hermit crabs when I search the tag on tumblr or instagram :(
Like should i butt in and say hey dude, you should do more research? Idk i guess that’s the only thing to do but I hate being intrusive like that
Also like I’m not saying these people are awful or cruel, some seem to really care for their pets but like, you should always do so so much research on animals and never take what pet stores say without a grain of salt, regardless of how cheap or common the animal is
Ive started this self portrait and it needs to be done by tomorrow D:
I went to West Cave last week with my class and it was beautiful
This is finished! My parents wanted to frame it :p