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    [–] No more boops. Drown_In_The_Void 1 points ago in aww

    It's related to a ferret, and they act very similar. They're like squirrels, as well. Very hyper and constantly getting into trouble.


    [–] No more boops. Drown_In_The_Void 23 points ago in aww

    Yes, they are. They are also very difficult to identify from their cousins, especially in a video like this where you can't see their size and tail.

    [–] No more boops. Drown_In_The_Void 68 points ago in aww

    Close, but this is a sable. Sables are a species of marten, but these are are native to Asia, specifically Russia and northern China.

    [–] No more boops. Drown_In_The_Void 3 points ago in aww

    Video by @russian_sable (IG)

    [–] Wall of cats. Drown_In_The_Void 41 points ago in aww

    Brilliant as always!

    [–] I saw this and it really touched my heart. These are the first beautiful moments between a man and his newly adopted dog. 🥰 💓 Drown_In_The_Void 2 points ago in aww

    For starters, there's no such breed as "pit bull." If you're going to talk about "data, science, and stats" you should begin by using them.

    "'s claim that pit bull–type dogs were responsible for 65 percent of the deaths during that 12-year period is disputed by some groups as inaccurate and misleading. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, for example, says identifying a dog's breed accurately is difficult, even for professionals, and visual recognition is known to not always be reliable."

    "That's partly why the CDC stopped collecting breed data in dog-attack fatalities after 1998. Julie Gilchrist, a pediatrician and epidemiologist with the CDC, explained the challenges of studying dog bites during a presentation at the 2001 AVMA Annual Convention. "There are enormous difficulties in collecting dog bite data," Dr. Gilchrist said. "No centralized reporting system for dog bites exists, and incidents are typically relayed to a number of entities, such as the police, veterinarians, animal control, and emergency rooms, making meaningful analysis nearly impossible. Moreover, a pet dog that bites an owner or family member might go unreported if the injury isn't serious."


    You're right, we should be using science, and there's no credible scientific data to support your assertion that a non-existent breed is inherently more dangerous.

    The breed you're most likely to be referring to is the American pit bull terrier. Again, there's nothing to support your claim about this breed. Cases of "pit bull" attacks are more often than not confused with other breeds, but that doesn't mean American pit bull terriers don't have recorded attacks that are violent. What you're doing is making the common mistake of correlation and causation.

    How many more American pit bull terriers and mixes are abused relative to other breeds because of their physical characteristics? That matters a great deal. There's no scientific research to answer this question, so let's stick with what accepted scientific research does exist.

    The 2014 AVMA report ("The Role of Breed in Dog Bite Risk and Prevention") that found pit bull–type dogs not to be excessively aggressive.

    Source: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

    If you really want to have an intellectually honest discussion based in science that's great! We can talk about how breed bans have proven over and over again that "pit bulls" are not the problem, or how "pit bulls" are mistaken for more than 30 different breeds that actually exist.

    If all you want to do is hate on breed ignorantly that's fine too, but save everyone the self-righteous "you people need to learn data, science, and facts" bullshit when you don't provide any (credible isn't dogbite org, do your homework and you'll know why).

    [–] This is my best friend. Drown_In_The_Void 2 points ago in aww

    Video by @the_treat_life_of_jax_n_oakley (IG).

    [–] Hopping over to say hello. Drown_In_The_Void 17 points ago in aww

    Video by @lewis_the_caique (IG)

    [–] Happy dance. Drown_In_The_Void 14 points ago in aww

    Video by @newyorkcitypuppy (IG).

    [–] A graceful jump. Drown_In_The_Void 4 points ago in gifs

    Not really. Karma is incredibly easy to get when you don't shitpost and 99% of what you post is animal related. It's not a 1 for 1 distribution of up votes to karma but you can get to a million really quickly if you have multiple posts over 60k + comments (which are close to 1 for 1), unfortunately.

    The trouble with Reddit is that once you to near a million karma all karma police come out and start the DM hate train. This account will be deleted soon and I'll start another. I don't even use this account that much now. The alt is just to post to the two subs I mod for, with a couple exceptions.

    Plus I'm retired so I more free time than most people.

    [–] A graceful jump. Drown_In_The_Void 5 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago) in gifs

    It shouldn't be. Here's the same direct link from the post, but maybe it's a Reddit issue and it will work better.

    Edit: I also posted this on a small sub I mod for using an alt account. It might be better there.

    [–] Expert hider of the reindeer. Drown_In_The_Void 1 points ago in aww

    You're right, there's a reason they are so popular and expensive. They work. I'm not accusing or judging you. Animals die for things I use and I'm not a hypocrite, but I'm going to play devil's advocate.

    Is the increased quality of your art worth the suffering and death of an intelligent self-aware being?

    This applies to the things I use as well. The answer for me is no they're not, but I lack the courage of my convictions. While I have phased out most animal products I didn't phase them all out, and I could. In that regard I'm a shitty person. Hopefully I'll do better.

    [–] Expert hider of the reindeer. Drown_In_The_Void 12 points ago in aww

    It's the Siberian weasel (Mustela sibirica), and I think so but that's subjective. I think they're pretty damn cute, and they're golden color is awesome

    [–] Expert hider of the reindeer. Drown_In_The_Void 8 points ago in aww

    It's gross. They use the tail fur from the Siberian weasel (Mustela sibirica) because it has unusually high absorption properties.