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Chelle 20 WV ISTJ
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Jul 30 @ 6:22am + 3,087 notes + Reblog via + original
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purplekecleon:

koryos:

If you love Scottish fold cats, I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear. Please, please read on anyway. If you are considering adopting a Scottish fold, PLEASE continue reading. This information needs to be more widely known.

In 2008, the Journal of Small Animal practice released a short report on disorders associated with breeds of cats. In this report, the authors mentioned the Scottish fold:

People who own them may be “charmed” by their round faces and open expression (and they may not realise that the reason the cats do not move around too much is because they are variably crippled with arthritis).1

The gene that causes the cute fold in the Scottish fold’s ear also leads to the development of a degenerative disorder called osteochondrodysplasia. ALL Scottish folds have this disorder, whether they show symptoms or not- the fold in their ears is caused by a cartilage deformity that also affects their joints.

Osteochondrodysplasia leads to crippling osteoarthritis, which affects Scottish folds at much younger ages than other breeds of cats. In cats heterozygous for the gene, the disease’s progression can be seen in cats as young as six months. In homozygous cats, it can be seen as early as seven weeks old.

Affected cats may be grossly deformed, with short wide limbs and a short, inflexible tail. They show lameness, swollen wrist (carpal) and ankle (tarsal) joints, have an abnormal gait, and are reluctant to move and jump. Severely affected individuals become crippled and unable to walk.

Many affected cats are euthanased earlier in life due to the profound effects of this disease.2

The breed is often described as “placid” and “calm.” This is due to the fact that they are constantly in pain due to this disorder. Even in mild, ‘asymptomatic’ cases which can occur in heterozygous cats, they may still be experiencing pain due to cats’ tendency to hide their suffering.

Many breeders of Scottish folds claim that not all heterozygous cats have the disorder, because the studies that examined the cats (which were all, heterozygous or not, shown to have it) had small sample sizes.

In 2003, Lorraine Shelton, a specialist in genetic diseases, offered to pay for 300 x-rays of healthy adult Scottish folds to prove that the disorder was not present in some heterozygous cats.

…She has asked a list of 300 Scottish Fold breeders from around the world to go to their vet to get X-rays done. She had offered to pay for these X-rays but not a single breeder had taken up that offer. You could not know whether this problem existed unless an X-ray was taken. If somebody would send her an X-ray of a healthy hind leg of a folded eared cat, she would be grateful as she wanted to see the very first one.3

To date, no one has taken her up on the offer. The breeders’ unwillingness to have their cats examined speaks volumes. The authors of all studies on these cats agree: it ethically wrong to continue breeding these cats.

It disturbs me that any breeder would knowingly continue to create animals that will be in pain throughout their lives. As a cat lover myself, I am begging you, please do not buy Scottish folds. Do not support these unethical breeding practices, or the concept that it is acceptable to intentionally breed unhealthy animals for the sake of how they look.

Citations

Breed-related disorders of cats (discusses issues with other breeds as well)

Genetic welfare problems of companion animals: osteochondrodysplasia (a thorough description of the disease and its prevalence)

FIFe meeting notes (leading to a decision not to recognize Scottish folds as an offical breed due to the disorder)

There was also a follow-up email about Shelton’s offer which can be read here.

Studies on osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Folds

Osteochondrodysplasia in Scottish Fold cats

Incomplete dominant osteochondrodysplasia in heterozygous Scottish Fold cats (this is the source of the above x-ray pictures)

Before you buy ANY animal, please do your research. If a breed suffers from high incidences of genetic disorders, don’t use your money to support the creation of more animal suffering.

This is important enough to be posted to my main blog. I know I reblogged this months and months ago, but not enough people know about this.

There is absolutely no way to “cure” the Scottish folds of this. The gene that causes the ear to look so cute and floppy is because of the cartilage not forming properly, which is what causes the health problems — even in cats that are bred Fold x Non Fold.

What’s fucking worse is that they’re cross breeding Scottish folds with other cats. As soon as I saw them crossed with Sphynxes (anyone who follows me is probably aware of the three Sphynxes we have and how much I love them), my heart sank. This is called a “Skinderlop”

Breeding is supposed to be about breeding healthy cats/animals free of defects, and about examining mutations to see what the health risks are, if there are any. It is not supposed to be about creating more cats who are doomed to horrible health problems from birth. That is so cruel it’s unbelievable - and people still defend this breed’s continued existence…

If you know anyone who is looking into getting a kitten from a breeder, PLEASE let them know about the health problems associated with Scottish folds and cross breeds so that they don’t continue to support this sort of thing. It is needlessly cruel.

Jul 30 @ 6:16am + 22,610 notes + Reblog via + original
albicantknight:

I’ll clean this up later but
SHSL Kunoichi Kiragakure Rinko
I’m excited about her and yeah I had to make her surname that no shame at all *whistles into the night*

albicantknight:

I’ll clean this up later but

SHSL Kunoichi Kiragakure Rinko

I’m excited about her and yeah I had to make her surname that no shame at all *whistles into the night*

globalsoftpirka:

dcwomenkickingass:

His crime is now canon

deantrippe:

When no one was looking, Lex Luthor took forty cakes. He took 40 cakes. That’s as many as four tens. And that’s terrible.
From Superman #709, written by Chris Roberson.


OH MY GOD THEY MADE IT CANON

globalsoftpirka:

dcwomenkickingass:

His crime is now canon

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deantrippe:

When no one was looking, Lex Luthor
took forty cakes. He took 40 cakes.
That’s as many as four tens.
And that’s terrible.

From Superman #709, written by Chris Roberson.

OH MY GOD THEY MADE IT CANON

Jul 30 @ 6:12am + 2,319 notes + Reblog via + original
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royalblackpirate:

epic-vines:

When tree branches get in my way

Vine by: Logan Paul

How we manage to cram such genius in 6 seconds is beyond me. This is art.

Jul 29 @ 11:08pm + 121,193 notes + Reblog via + original
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my lips/mouth has hurt ever since i got home from work it’s???? almost like the feeling you get when you play a brass instrument too much and your lips get numb/swollen/tingly but this is more painful and less numb?

Jul 29 @ 10:47pm + 1 note + Reblog
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askinnyblackman:

things i used to laugh at

  • actual jokes

things i laugh at now

  • yard sard
Jul 29 @ 9:40pm + 26,735 notes + Reblog via + original
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Anonymous aight im gonna be straight up, im honestly so thankful i got to meet you among others because you are just. so. great. and your characters are awesome and i love your writing and roleplaying and i love talking to you on skype and just. keep being you. alright?

oh my gosh anon i just„„, ; u; thank you so much!!!

Jul 29 @ 9:06pm + Reblog
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+ about the blogger

BASICS:

name: chelle
birthday: november 21
zodiac: scorpio
height: 5’3”
eye color: blue/greenish idk
middle name: christine
favorite color: chartreuse, grey, teal
lucky number: 19

SPECIFICS/DETAILS:

hogwarts house:  ravenclaw
favorite fictional character: touko fukawa, river wiles, vriska serket, june/akane kurashiki
favorite television show: i don’t rly watch tb sweats
favorite season: i have problems with all of them :////
describe yourself in a few words: loser dork nerd sheep
future children’s names: i don’t want children but i think the name coralee/coraleigh is rly cute
meaning of your (real) name: ”michelle” means “who is like god” or whatever
what do you plan to/do for a living: ┐(`-`)┌

THIS OR THAT:

introvert
or extrovert
dawn or dusk 
righty or lefty
dirty bean water or dirty leaf water
rain or shine
reading or writing

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Anonymous Should I bring you a shovel? Trips buried you kinda hard :3

Jul 29 @ 8:41pm + Reblog
Anonymous your gay