Friday, December 6, 2013
As someone who’s worked in the Australian Tourism Industry for about 7 years, I have infinite respect for our Kiwi counterparts. 100% New Zealand is renown as being one of the best and longest lasting tourism campaigns in the world. Australians remain their largest market (mostly because they have awesome mountains and skiing and we have two sad snow flakes and a small hill). The biggest problem they face with other nations is the fact that so many people find NZ to be too far away to be bothered travelling there.
And then I remember that their special campaign just for Australia.
It feels like our relationship has become somewhat stale. They’re not even trying with us any more.
"The most commonly raised sheep in Australia are merinos, which are bred to produce more wool than other sheep. These gentle animals are so neglected that flies lay eggs in the folds of their skin, and the hatched maggots eat the sheep alive. Instead of solving the problem humanely using fly traps…
Wtf hacking their legs off to skin their wool off? Do these people NOT KNOW WHAT WOOL IS? If farmers did it the way these people claim they’d be poor ass farmers. Kill a ton of sheep to skin them out and each remainder has one baby and puts you in the financial hole lol. Their “logic” is so flawed.
Yes, Care2 has a petition stating that sheep have their legs hacked off and then they are skinned alive to make Uggs.
What is it with AR groups and their desperation to convince people that every animal used for clothing is being skinned alive? I’ve heard so many ridiculous skinning alive myths. The other day I stumbled across an AR article claiming lynx were being skinned alive for fur. Can you imagine trying to skin a freakin’ lynx while it’s alive? Cats are terrifying when they’re pissed! Even pet cats are damn near impossible to hold onto when they don’t want to be.
This obsession they’ve developed over skinning alive in the last decade is kind of disturbing, almost sadistic. It’s like they want it to be true just to validate their feelings against those industries.
mulesing is still a thing though and it’s pretty goddamn awful
In the olden days, mulesing was the only method farmers had. The alternative was much more gruesome - flystruck sheep would have their flesh literally eaten alive by maggots.
But mulesing is not found on many farms anymore, and those that are still doing it are irresponsible/outdated/lazy/ignorant farmers.
Crutching is much more common, in which the wool around a sheep’s backside is shorn off to prevent flystrike. It is painless and easy, although it has to be done at least twice a year for every sheep.
In addition, new strains of merino are being bred with less wrinkly butts. Fewer wrinkles means less flystrike, since the flies have no place to lay their eggs.
Some people love to pretend that farmers are dumb shit animal abusers, but I can guarantee that those same people have never actually been to a farm.
(Sorry to all my followers who don’t care about farming wut)
Thank you for that breath of sanity at the end. Mulesing is so freaking rare right now that I find it infuriating that ignorant little morons read one badly sourced article and start squealing like the entire country is nothing but abused animals. I’ll bet you any amount of money that the average farmer cares more about the well being of their stock than these keyboard warriors ever could.
As an Australian women, I’ll let you in on a little secret — we’re rude, aggressive and arrogant because we’re all so hot. Every single one of us.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Different Sherlock portrayals as cats. Because I can.
House is the uncontrollable crazy cat.
Robert Downey Jr. cat is the flaunting type.
BBC Sherlock is the brooding cat.
Elementary Sherlock is the cuddly one.
Canon Sherlock is an awesome YouTube keyboard cat that Watson is always impressed by.
canon sherlock tho
Just seen that Alexandra Metz is going to be Rapunzel!! Most of the pics I’ve seen of her show her with magnificent curly hair, and I just got this awesome image of Rapunzel with 15ft of dark, curly hair!! I wonder if they’ll go that route, or if it’s going to be straight —- we’ll see!
lifeismusicsodance asked: Where do you live in New Zealand? :)
The Earthquake city
It’s funny how “The Earthquake City” changes over time in New Zealand. We’ll know the country is fucked when places like Hamilton and Palmy become the new earthquake cities.
Each city will have it’s turn. On the bright side at least we haven’t had any giant eruptions since Lake Taupo was formed
What I reckon will happen is that the trend of earthquakes will keep moving northward, and then once every area of New Zealand has had their turn, Lake Taupo and the Alpine Fault will basically be like “lol well this was fun” and then simultaneously explode/rupture/erupt casting New Zealand asunder back into the ocean, making New Zealand the new Atlantis.
We’ll call it Zealandis. The mythical undersea nation, former home to the hobbits.
Which is why we must find and destroy the one ring before the dark lord figures out that he can literally just do that instead of putting butt tons of effort into finding the ring and destroy middle ear….rrr I mean New Zealand manually
Fun fact: The song ‘Into the West’ is actually a tale of the inhabitants of Middle Earth jumping ship and heading west to Australia before that happens.
Australians actually call you the Shaky Isles, and the awesome power you calmly sit upon has us both terrified and impressed.
please reblog if you ship jamiexvictoria
i need to know someone else ships it too
it does slightly interfere with my doctor/jamie ship
but indeed i do ship it because they are cute as FUCK
Look at these babies …
What unfeeling monster could not ship them??
For the first time, the Amazonian Princess, Diana of Themyscira, is appearing on the big screen. Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer are bringing Wonder Woman to life alongside Superman and Batman in their up-coming Man of Steel sequel.
Warner Bros. announced today that the part will be portrayed by Israeli actress Gal Gadot who is best known as Giselle Harabo in the Fast and The Furious 5 and 6 movies.
"Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character," Snyder said.
The Man of Steel sequel is set to be released on the 17th of July, 2015. [x]