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u/spankystyle · 1 pointr/AnimalsBeingBros

You probably qualify for a service dog, depending on where you are. The rules regarding pets in your housing situation (unless you are homeless) don't affect service dogs since they aren't pets, they are qualified service animals that help you live a more independent life. Also, depending on the program, you may get a trained dog, or you may have to train your own dog. The latter may seem intimidating, but many people who have trained their own dogs say it has helped them understand the nature of their PTSD (or whichever other condition) in a much deeper way.

A great book about service dogs is The Possibility Dogs by Susannah Charleson, I really recommend it. It is written sort of as a memoir but also contains a bunch of stories of different people with different conditions, including PTSD, and how their service dogs have helped them. Charleson also has her own foundation that helps people find or train their own service dogs.

Whether you choose to get a service dog, a pet dog, or no dog, I wish you the best! PTSD is no joke.

u/AllForMeCats · 5 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

I just got both of my cats to stop chewing up the house! I was waking up every day to 3-6 piles of cat barf with plastic/ribbon/unidentifiable object in them, and I got fed up. Their thing was (mostly) plastic, not cords, so I can't guarantee this'll work for you, but it's worth a shot.

I completely switched over to feeding them in one of these kibble balls. They get all their kibble in the ball now; I put in 1/4 cup twice a day (for two cats). I also feed them wet food once a day.

The other thing I did seemed really obvious after I'd thought of it - I bought chew toys. My cats love them. Their favorites are turkey tendon and cod skin, but beef esophagus is also popular. The only tricky part is securing the treats so they can chew on them - I wedge the cod skin in the corner of one of their scratching boxes and staple the beef esophagus to the side. The turkey tendon is light and flexible enough that they can hold it down with one paw while they chew!

I seriously can't believe how much of a difference this made. My house went from a cat puke minefield to a livable space. My stuff isn't getting chewed to pieces any more. My fat cat is actually exercising instead of begging me for food all day! I really hope it works for you too.

>He has gotten the cold shoulder for a week now

One more thing - negative reinforcement doesn't work with cats, and he definitely won't remember bad behavior from a week ago. Side note, this website mentions bitter apple spray, which you may want to try applying to your cords!

u/bruceofscotland · 13 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

This is the product with the cheaper, retail price (Amazon). I'm not sure why anyone on reddit would ever link to a product's Best Buy page instead of Amazon anyways. Best Buy is upcharging it 30 dollars above the retail price as is typical of a company that I only use to view products in-person and then price-check on Amazon...

Edit: Apparently the Best Buy link is to the Canada store so go there if you are from Canada... Go to mine if in U.S. Also, prime shipping will allow you to get it by Christmas.

u/BoldnBrashes · 2 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

The story you posted is false, but this is referring to Roselle, who did in fact help her owner down 78 flights of stairs. Some articles mention her helping “a group of 30 people” but I believe she was mostly assisting her owner Michael Hingson. They did in fact help a woman in the subway who had been blinded by debris. You can read about their experience in the book Thunder Dog, highly recommend.

Their story:

The book:

Michael and Roselle on Larry King:

u/lnfinity · 23 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

I'm reading the Esther the Wonder Pig book right now (it is really good and very funny so far), and I can see why Steve and Derek fell in love with her so quickly as a piglet.

u/aldell · 372 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

There's a kids book on this. Really cute.

Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

u/tordre · 6 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

To be fair they did link to canadian best buy, which is about the same prices as the american amazon accounting for exchange rate. This is the canadian amazon which is a rip off at $250 cad

u/brecheisen37 · 1 pointr/AnimalsBeingBros

Ants individually aren't intelligent, but as a group they can behave in intelligent ways, although they don't do it the same way we do. If you ask a random person to guess how many marbles are in a container you won't get a very accurate answer, but if you ask 1000 people and average their answers you'll get a much more accurate result. We can understand our environment and communicate with others to create a more accurate model of the world, we are the only animal that does this. An individual ant will run in a random direction when it feels vibration such as a foot stomping on the ground. This doesn't help the individual ant much but when thousands of ants all run in random directions it results in them scattering, protecting the colony. Ants release pheromones in response to environmental stimuli. They do this automatically, it requires no understanding. The pheromones they release are received by other ants who are influenced and also release their owns pheromones. This complex network of ants signalling eachother can respond in ways more intelligent than any individual ant. It's similar to how you can understand this sentence, but no individual neuron in your brain can understand anything. I recommend the book From Bacteria to Bach and Back. It talks about how consciousness may have evolved, and how cultural evolution began to overtake biological evolution.

u/imVINCE · 17 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

You may enjoy the book Beyond Words, in which the author, Carl Safina, spends time with researchers studying wolves in Yellowstone. He also spends time with elephant and orca researchers. All three are species are incredibly intelligent and highly social.

eta: link

u/adelie42 · 1 pointr/AnimalsBeingBros

Non Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

A technical guide to what empathy is, how to give it, and how to ask for it.

Bonus: Never Split The Difference is a great follow up book on Tactical Empathy, a compelling argument for the necessity of empathy to survive. Literally.

u/futureslave · 7 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

Well I originally wrote The Twisting Door as a screenplay but I've converted it to a novella and an audiobook in a style I call spoken screenplay. Thanks for the interest!

It's an unprovable hypothesis in anthropology that our historical ideas about dwarves and elves and witches have a basis in our disabled ancestors. Those who have Williams Beuren have the classic fey characteristics of elves, those with Down's Syndrome could be dwarves and goblins, and the paranoid and delusional and schizophrenic could be witches or those possessed by spirits.

In my story I take it one step farther. In the 10th century walled city of Cennomanis (current day Le Mans, France) citizens could be cast out to die of exposure for a variety of reasons. I imagine a hidden society of outcasts who have learned to live beyond the walls.

The theme I explore that I think rings strongly of truth is that these outcasts were worthless devils in the eyes of the city dwellers and nothing more. But the outcasts themselves constructed an entire mythos of who they were and how they were different and what made them special. It is my contention that all that we know of elves and fairies, dwarves and goblins, and magic of all kinds originate with our outcast disabled communities granting power to themselves.

It's meant to be produced in a Herzog-style summer in a French forest with a cast of disabled actors and a lot of green screens. A production team in Germany are looking at it now but I'm still spreading the word.

u/thompsonboy180 · 78 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

My uncle is the author of the book “A wolf called Romeo” who lived in Alaska and they would have their dogs play with Romeo all the time. Check out his book if you guys want to here the full story behind him: A Wolf Called Romeo

u/Ihatedaylightsavings · 42 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

The sequel is the blessing of the animals.The story is amazing. The man that adopted her was in an industrial accident and she kind of rescued him too.

u/star_boy2005 · 3 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

My dudes, you need to read City by Clifford Simak.

u/DrDilatory · 29 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

> If it was two little human kids with leashes people would go crazy and the police would be called.

Um. I'm guessing you're not from America? That's a thing here...

They sell them on Amazon. Only $7.53, what a deal!

u/Vaguely-witty · 13 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

if you expose a cat to a lot of weird things as a kitten, they're more used to it as an adult cat. like baths, strangers, car rides. riding on shoulders.

no, the cat doesn't really need lifelong baths, this could maybe even hurt the cat's coat if it happens a lot. But, kittens need to be shown a lot of stuff, there's a small kernel in that joke "all cats have aspergers".

u/Pineapplefucker666 · 0 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

A couple definitions of propaganda: "ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc." and "information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view."

Earthlings is not false, exaggerated, biased, nor is it misleading. It literally just documents standard practices on factory farms. We both know that you just made up that "0.01%" homie.

Factory farms raise 99.9 percent of chickens for meat, 97 percent of laying hens, 99 percent of turkeys, 95 percent of pigs, and 78 percent of cattle currently sold in the United States.x.

In order to meet the high global demand for meat, we slaughter approximately 70 billion land animals for food each year. This can only be done through industrialized factory farming.

Here's some examples for you:

A California meat company forced to recall 143 million pounds of meat after undercover footage showed extreme cruelty taking place

this discusses a New Mexico dairy farm that was shut down after undercover footage exposed regular acts of animal cruelty. It also talks about states with gag laws that criminalize such footage.

video footage of abuse at an Oklahoma pig farm

article with video showing abuse of chickens at Tyson Foods facilities in Virgina. Tyson has a long history of animal abuse in their farms that has been documented in dozens of videos at different farms in the US

cruelty footage at Smithfield foods

Animal Cruelty at New York's largest dairy farm.

this video shows various industry practices of dealing with animals that are standard in the US.

This touches on environmental effects, traumatic effects on workers, sustainability, and the conditions of farmed animals.

This is not propaganda. To slaughter literally billions of animals in a year, you have to objectify and commodity them. They're called live"stock" for a reason. I assure you their rights are not remotely respected. And before you talk about "good farms," know that that the land needed for livestock, mainly for cows, covers 45% of the world's total land and is the leading cause of deforestation and habitat loss.. Meaning being fully "free ranged" (a term with no actual legal enforced meaning) would take up much, much more land than industrialized farms already do.

Wiki article with many sources about ag-gag laws and how they are put in place to censor systematic animal abuse in a way that infringes not just on the rights of the animals, but on our free speech and right to know where our food comes from as well.

New bills are introduced all the time to silence and censor any footage inside factory farms. That in itself is corruption. When a corporation can change laws to suit itself and silence citizens, that is, by definition, corruption. And the publicity from these videos and this information is the only thing threatening them. That's why they want these laws in place.

Here's more though:

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) is a United States federal law (Pub.L. 109–374; 18 U.S.C. § 43) that prohibits any person from engaging in certain conduct "for the purpose of damaging or interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise.

In the United States, taxpayers support upwards of $38.4 billion a year in subsidies to animal food production and assume over $400 billion of externalized costs associated with animal food production including subsidies, healthcare costs, environmental costs, animal cruelty, and fish production.
Eliminating subsidies would rid our food system of market distortions and allow the market principles of free trade—the principles that govern our economy—to readjust our consumption patterns towards healthier and environmentally aligned products.

Corporate agriculture has massive lobbying power in the government and in return, receives massive subsidies from your and my tax dollars.

Every five years legislators update "The Farm Bill", pouring millions into subsidies and slashing the largest costs of industrial livestock production, specifically feed and waste management. Livestock production in the United States is one of the most heavily funded sectors of agriculture, in addition to tobacco and cotton. A 2007 Tufts University study found that factory farms saved $34.8 billion between 1997 and 2005, as they were able to purchase feed at low prices with the aid of federal subsidies.