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Cricket. They/them/theirs pronouns. Transmasculine genderqueer white person studying environmental justice at a liberal arts college. This blog is mainly reblogs with occasional selfies and personal musings. Expect lots of trans and QUILTBAG things in general, environmental topics (especially food justice), and critical commentary on racism, ableism, and classism in a mainly U.S. context. I also post occasional cute animals, Harry Potter fandom things, and cool embroidery when I need a pick-me-up.

thepeoplesrecord:

The Malala you won’t hear about
October 16, 2014

Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani activist, has won a well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize, putting her and her amazing, tragic story back in the spotlight. Per usual, nevertheless, the corporate media has taken this positive development and exploited it in the service of U.S. imperialism.

The corporate media loves talking about Malala’s remarkable bravery and strength in standing up for girls’ rights to education, and the brutality of the Taliban forces that tried to assassinate her on her school bus. Such coverage fuels its orientalist, neocolonialist narrative about “backward,” misogynist Muslims and their need for “white saviors,” thereby legitimizing Western imperialist interests in South and West Asia.

Malala’s Nobel victory can be appropriated by the U.S. political establishment to “prove” that its invasion, occupation and destruction of Afghanistan has “helped” its people. (As for the hundreds of thousands killed and injured in the process, well, those inconvenient exceptions aren’t part of this narrative.)

As Michael Parenti points out, while most people who win the Nobel “Peace” Prize do so for war-mongering and crimes against humanity (Henry Kissinger boasts one, for example, along with Barack Obomba himself), Malala actually deserves hers. This makes the exploitation even more grotesque.

Malala has devoted her life to fighting for education for children—a most noble and important cause. When she implored at the United Nations, “Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen, can change the world. Education is the only solution,” the Western intelligentsia ate it up like a voracious canine gobbling up its kibbles (on second thought, perhaps a vulture would have been a more apt choice for this simile).

Everyone can agree that education for children is a positive goal. By emphasizing that education is the only solution, the West can draw attention away from the very realmaterial concerns facing the vast majority of the world.

This oversight is by no means the fault of Malala. In that same speech, just before the above excerpt, she spoke of “a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism.” Two of these three things are endlessly emphasized throughout the corporate press. You can guess which one is excluded.

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The Malala Who Opposes Global Poverty

Roughly half of the world still lives on less than $2.50 per day. Around one-quarter of people live in extreme poverty, less than $1.25 a day. UNICEF estimates that 24,000 children under the age of five die each and every day because of poverty, meaning that “every 3.6 seconds one person dies of starvation. Usually, it is a child under the age of 5.” And, in many countries, poverty is getting worse.

Education certainly has a role in the fight against poverty, and it’s important that one learns, say, basic chemistry. (Malala was sitting in chemistry class when she was informed she had won the Nobel Prize.) But learning basic chemistry does not provide billions of impoverished people with food, clean water, and health care. That takes material, collective action.

Malala understands how poverty creates and perpetuates the very social and political ills against which she is fighting. She continuously stresses the importance of not just spreading education, but of directly combating poverty. Yet these calls fall on the selectively deaf ears of the Western media.

The press picks and chooses which of Malala’s messages are amplified—and which are silenced. It can hardly get enough of her insistence on the importance of “the philosophy of nonviolence I have learned from Gandhi, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa.” The Western intelligentsia positively salivates upon hearing such messages, despite the fact (or because of it?) that Gandhi was a virulent racist and Mother Teresa had ties to Central and South American dictators.

Interestingly, many of the same people lauding the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her advocacy of nonviolence also happily cheered on the violence of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. The utter hypocrisy does not strike them. After all, it has always been much more useful to advocate a philosophy of nonviolence for individuals and oppressed groups than hegemons and states.

As much as it highlights Malala’s words on education and nonviolence, the U.S. corporate media never mentions the side of Malala that it doesn’t like, the side of Malala that doesn’t serve but rather challenges Western imperialist interests, the side of Malala that overtly opposes not just U.S. drone strikes but capitalism itself.

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The Malala Who Opposes Drones

On October 11, 2013, Malala met with Barack Obama in the Oval Office. The press could hardly have lauded the president more for taking the time out of his busy schedule to meet the 16-year-old activist, and for bringing his family with him.

What went much less reported was that at this meeting, Malala warned that U.S. “drone attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people.”

The White House, which, given its supposed investment in fighting terrorism, would presumably not be interested in spreading it further, left these comments out of its official statement.

Just a few weeks after this meeting, another Pakistani girl visited Washington to testify before Congress, and received much less media attention. Nabila Rehman was 8 years old when she was out in a field picking okra and her grandmother was eviscerated before her eyes by a U.S. drone strike. Seven children were also wounded, including family members.

Nabila’s brother Zubair, a 13-year-old who was injured in the US drone attack, told the five congress-people decent enough to show up, “I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies. Drones don’t fly when sky is grey.” The Rehman family’s story was so dreadful that the translator burst into tears while telling it to Congress.

Given such a horrific report, you’d think the U.S. government would express interest in learning from it to make sure random civilians are not again slaughtered by bombs falling from microscopic dots in the sky. Yet only five (out of 435) House members attended the hearing.

Al Jazeera writer Murtaza Hussein noted that, in a symbol of the “utter contempt in which the government holds the people it claims to be liberating, while the Rehmans recounted their plight, Barack Obama was spending the same time meeting with the CEO of weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin.”

Clearly, stoking the military-industrial complex that creates the Predator drones that havemurdered and injured thousands of innocent civilians is a higher priority for the president of the United States than meeting the actual victims of what can only correctly be referred to as state terrorism.

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The Malala Who Opposes Capitalism

Last year, I wrote a brief article titled Malala Yousafzai, Spivak, Abu-Lughod and the White Savior Complex. I noted that Gayatri Spivak, in her classic article "Can The Subaltern Speak?" explained that colonialist powers justify their draconian, parasitic rule with the belief that they are “white men are saving brown women from brown men.”

In her well-known essay, "Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?" Lila Abu-Lughod situated Spivak’s thesis in a contemporary setting, explaining how the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan was justified with the exact same argument—the Bush administration was a group of overwhelmingly white leaders who consistently workedagainst women’s rights in their own country but now acted desperate to “save” Afghan women from Afghan men.

In his article Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex, journalist Assed Baig explored how this racist “white man’s burden” phenomenon is still alive and well, detailing the repugnant ways in which the West has exploited Malala Yousafzai’s amazing strength and bravery to support its interests.

Absent from many of these discussions, however, is that Malala herself is well aware of this manipulation. In a statement released on October 13, 2013, she defiantly declared that she is "not a Western puppet."

When discussing the way in which the neocolonialist West exploits and manipulates those working against oppression, one should be careful to establish that this is not done to them unwittingly. We are dealing with agents, individuals who understand the implications of their actions and change them accordingly. To forget this fact is, in a less overt way, to uphold the very paternalist, neocolonialist strictures we seek to destroy.

As Spivak reminds us, the subaltern indeed speaks—and not only speaks but resists oppressors. Articulated a bit differently, Arundhati Roy insisted, “There’s really no such thing as ‘the voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.”

The attempt to deliberately silence Malala is not only evident in the way the U.S. corporate media ignores her criticism of U.S. drones; even more insidious is its complete disregard for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s politics. In March 2013, Malala sent this message to the congress of Pakistani Marxists:

First of all, I’d like to thank The Struggle and the IMT [International Marxist Tendency] for giving me a chance to speak last year at their Summer Marxist School in Swat and also for introducing me to Marxism and Socialism. I just want to say that in terms of education, as well as other problems in Pakistan, it is high time that we did something to tackle them ourselves. It’s important to take the initiative. We cannot wait around for any one else to come and do it. Why are we waiting for someone else to come and fix things? Why aren’t we doing it ourselves?

I would like to send my heartfelt greetings to the congress. I am convinced Socialism is the only answer and I urge all comrades to take this struggle to a victorious conclusion. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation.

This is the Malala the Western corporate media doesn’t like to quote. This is the Malala whose politics do not fit neatly into the neocolonialist, cookie-cutter frame of presentation. This is the Malala who recognizes that true liberation will take more than just education, that it will take the establishment of not just bourgeois political “democracy,” but ofeconomic democracy, of socialism.

When the courageous activist speaks of the importance of education and nonviolence, the West shouts her words loudly from the media mountaintops. When that same activist criticizes predator drones and, that most sacrosanct entity of all, capitalism, the silence is deafening.

Only the distinctive buzzing of U.S. killer drones can be heard, watching and bombing overhead, protecting empire and “freedom.”

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nonbinaryparenting:

ami-angelwings:

trans-folx-fighting-eds:

trans-folx-fighting-eds:

T-FFED: Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders is asking for a huge signal boost on this research! This is the FIRST (big, historical, important first!) ever collaboration between a trans health org and the eating disorder research community! We’ve partnered with student researcher Mary Duffy of the University of Saint Joseph to develop this awesome, meaningful and gender-literate survey that will give the mainstream ED sphere a much more inclusive and in-depth picture of how EDs affect our trans and gender-diverse communities, the obstacles we face in accessing effective care, and how ED therapists and facilities can better serve our needs. If this speaks to your experience, please take the survey yourself (or answer as much of it as pertains to you) before reblogging! 

Representation in research is crucial for ED healthcare professionals to develop more gender-literate assessment tactics, therapeutic modules and trans-friendly policies in recovery facilities, as well as demonstrating how our communities are affected by discrimination/exclusions and structural oppressions in accessing proper care. Current research is super problematic in language, lack of gender and racial/ethnic diversity, the dangerous assertion of the transition-as-cure narrative, generalizing case studies, ignoring structural forces that contribute to our inability to access or afford ED treatment and assuming trans and gender-diverse communities struggle with EDs in attempts to conform to heteronormative/cissexist standards of beauty.

The mainstream ED sphere is finally LISTENING to us; let’s tell them what we need!

Reblogging for extra signal boost- if you haven’t yet seen this awesome and innovative research survey, please check it out and share in your trans/gender-diverse networks! Huuuuge thanks!!! <3

As a trans person who is currently struggling with ED recovery and freaking out about what’s going on with my body because there’s so little research about what ED recovery might look like in trans patients, I really really want to spread this around and hopefully as many trans people as possible can participate in this.  I look all around the web for help, and all I can find is ED science about cis men and women, and I have no clue how this applies to my body and my experiences.  In general, my experiences have so far gone right along with cis women’s, but I’m stlil scared, and knowledge helps to assuage fears. 

So please, reblog this, spread this around, and hopefully a lot of people feel comfortable participating, because it’s really important to trans people now struggling with eating disorders, and especially for future trans people who might feel as lost and scared as me right now and would be helped by ED knowledge that specifically is about them.

Spread this :) so many of us struggle with disordered eating (myself included) and it is always a relief to find materials that are respectful and inclusive!

Though nearly 20 percent of Americans have physical or mental disabilities, studies show that less than 20 percent of medical schools teach their students how to talk with disabled patients about their needs.

More than half of medical school deans report that their students aren’t competent to treat people with disabilities, and a similar percentage of graduates agree. Accreditation and licensing boards don’t require clinicians to demonstrate knowledge or skills in treating patients with disabilities.

Doctors’ Ignorance Stands In The Way Of Care For The Disabled (via disabilityhistory)

Great article!

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abled people who act like medical professionals are magical omniscient gods need to read this

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Because sometimes patients actually DO know better than doctors, despite some doctors refusal to admit it.

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[H]ere’s the thing…The moral power of Marx’s work doesn’t just derive from its systematic demystification of capitalism; it also flows from his insistence that capitalism cannot generate the conditions for human flourishing. He never equated material well-being with happiness, but he knew that there can be no happiness WITHOUT material well-being.

The crime of capitalism is that it forces the vast majority of the population to remain preoccupied with basic concerns of nutrition, housing, health, and skill acquisition. It leaves little time for fostering community and creativity that humans crave.

And the injustice of capitalism is that it does so in an era of plenty. There are enough resources to ensure basic material satisfaction for all, but capital mandates that those resources do not benefit the great majority. Further, those same resources have been generated by the hard work of the population that is denied its benefits.

socimages:

Map of the week: 57% of languages do not have gendered pronouns.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

The map above is an interactive available at the World Atlas of Language Structures.  It represents an extensive, but not quite comprehensive collection of world languages. Each dot represents one. White dots are languages that do not include gendered pronouns. No “he” or “she.” Just a gender neutral word that means person.

The colored dots refer to languages with gendered pronouns, but there are more than one kind, as indicated by the Values key. The number on the right, further, indicates how many languages fit into each group. Notice that the majority of languages represented here (57%) DO NOT have gendered pronouns.

3The map at the site is interactive. Go there to click on those dots and explore.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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shiraglassman:

gloriousmonsters:

gloriousmonsters:

readvitality:

It’s finally here! The Vitality Minizine is now available to download for free on our website!
What it is: 40 pages choc full of stories and poetry all featuring queer characters. We’ve got queer ladies, queer guys, and a few characters in between.
How to get it: Just go to readvitality.com/minizine to download the pdf. It’s completely free, so enjoy!
And if you like what you see, consider donating to our kickstarter campaign!

DUDES. DUUUUDES.
I was just going to bed when I saw this! My story’s in here - with some adorable illustrations - along with some other great stuff, and it’s all queer and all free! seriously you had better be clickin that link right now

Morning rebagel!
I feel like I should probably mention what my story is about, since I forgot that last night… Your Voice is f/f, about a woman named Annie dealing with the ‘will my lover come home from the war’ question in a magic-run world.
And I’m just gonna come right out and say that if you liked the story, it would mean the world to me if you let me know. :)

Just read your story. It was really good! A perfect example of how we’re not necessarily asking for kittens-and-Oreos fluff just because we want a story not to be “tragic queers” or weighed down with homophobia and identity crises.Y’all, go read this; it’s free, femslash, and super short.

shiraglassman:

gloriousmonsters:

gloriousmonsters:

readvitality:

It’s finally here! The Vitality Minizine is now available to download for free on our website!

What it is: 40 pages choc full of stories and poetry all featuring queer characters. We’ve got queer ladies, queer guys, and a few characters in between.

How to get it: Just go to readvitality.com/minizine to download the pdf. It’s completely free, so enjoy!

And if you like what you see, consider donating to our kickstarter campaign!

DUDES. DUUUUDES.

I was just going to bed when I saw this! My story’s in here - with some adorable illustrations - along with some other great stuff, and it’s all queer and all free! seriously you had better be clickin that link right now

Morning rebagel!

I feel like I should probably mention what my story is about, since I forgot that last night… Your Voice is f/f, about a woman named Annie dealing with the ‘will my lover come home from the war’ question in a magic-run world.

And I’m just gonna come right out and say that if you liked the story, it would mean the world to me if you let me know. :)

Just read your story. It was really good! A perfect example of how we’re not necessarily asking for kittens-and-Oreos fluff just because we want a story not to be “tragic queers” or weighed down with homophobia and identity crises.

Y’all, go read this; it’s free, femslash, and super short.

mothballmilkshake:

When I’m dating a man I’m no longer bisexual

Just like when I’m at home, I’m no longer employed

Or when I’m not studying I’m no longer a student.

Mmm object impermanency 

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ethiopienne:

DarkMatter is hosting a #notyourtrans101 teach-in on their Twitter “to discuss how trans can’t be understood outside of race, class, gender, ability, etc.”

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queerbombing:

abbyjean:

As this map shows, there are now five states — Indiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Virginia — where gay people can get legally married and where it is perfectly legal for an employer to fire someone for being gay.

So why have advances in marriage equality leaped ahead of employment discrimination protections for gay people? The answer lies in the differences between marriage law and employment law, and the sharply different stances that the two parties have taken on gay rights.

Gay people can’t look to the courts for help on employment discrimination. The Constitution limits the extent to which the government can discriminate against different groups — including in its administration of marriage. But protection from discrimination by private employers can only happen through enacted laws. (via More gay people can now get legally married. They can still be legally fired. - The Washington Post)

This is all a big mess

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blackfemalescientist:

shmurdapunk:

justice4mikebrown:

Mike Brown was murdered 64 days ago

This is something school lessons really downplay.

I legit thought it only lasted a week or two and was shocked when I learned otherwise.

Because to acknowledge the length of the protests/boycotts is to suggest that the United Stated resisted the right thing. They like to pretend like the country just didnt know what it was doing and only had to be tapped gently on the shoulder before it changed everything. They don’t want people to know that the country clung to its racism for almost a decade after the movement really started. Hell, they act like rosa parks, the million man march and the civil rights act all happened in one year or less. It didnt.

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poczineproject:

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Hi POC Zine Project,

My name is Minh, and I’m writing to submit my zine for the community project.

Thanks for all you do!

TITLE: Food Thoughts

AUTHOR: Root Loop (Minh Nguyen)

RELEASE: Print: November 2013.  Digital: June 2014

ORIGIN: Seattle, WA

DESCRIPTION: Food Thoughts is a critique of the absence of race and class analyses in mainstream food-related movements, such as those calling for organic or animal-free consumption. The critiques are heavily supported by the scholarship of Dr. Breeze Harper. Many examples are specific to Seattle.

READ NOW:

http://issuu.com/minhrootloop/docs/foodthoughts

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: minhnguyen.co 

A large part of my motivation for making zines is to meet other POCs who are both interested in having conversations about race/class/gender dynamics and in maintaining/redefining DIY ethics. Please get in touch at minhnguyenplus at gmail dot com. 

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If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goals for 2015.

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Editor’s Note: Community Submission OR Call for Submissions post is usually from POC folk submitting their own zine or zine call to be featured by POCZP. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.

Please make sure to include pertinent info for CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: deadline, submission info/email/tumblr, related links, your own bio, etc.

As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!

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hellomynameismaddy:

did you know that disabled people hold the record for the longest occupation of a US federal building?

disabled people are hardcore and don’t you forget it

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shiraglassman:

devrosesinger:

shiraglassman:

fairybub:

i complained about the lack of queer literature in my local library so they ordered a ton of my recommendations (the books i wanted to read…) and they emailed me to say they all came in yesterday and i’m gonna pick them up after college and drown myself in literature, laughing maniacally all the while

when i was younger it made me really sad that they didn’t have any young adult novels featuring a queer protagonist but now hopefully a sad 13 year old who can’t find more than 2 books representing their sexuality/gender will visit the library and feel better about themselves and more normal !

(and i didn’t have to pay for any of it the council actually PAID for them holy poop)

Great job! This is exactly the right thing to do. I did the same thing at my library and they also bought almost everything I requested.

Folks, those of you who can’t afford my books, I hope you’re seeing this. Request them at the library. In many cases, they WILL buy them, and it’s something that has to be done in the next few years because some sources have told me that libraries don’t like to buy books that are more than 3-5 years old.

I’m definitely going to look into doing this! I just - what do I say? 

Many libraries have a place on their website where you can punch in the number on your library card and “request” a new book — for example,
my local library
's suggestion page. Here, if they decide to buy it, it'll automatically be put on hold for you when it comes in. Now, from experience, with some of these titles it might take two months. And they're more likely to buy books that have a significant presence online as in Amazon and Goodreads reviews. There are also a lot of little publishers—mine included—where you
have to request paperback because they’ve decided not to do eBook business with libraries.

If you can’t find it on your local library website, try asking a librarian how one goes about requesting a book that’s not in the catalog. They might suggest you try getting it through ILL (interlibrary loan) but may also hand you, say, a paper form version of the website I linked.

Our library here, by the way, has a different purchaser for YA vs. regular fiction — so I’d turn in requests for both just in case one of them turns out to be a grumpus.

I’m a college student and my college’s library has a request page and an automatic hold procedure, too. I’m trying to make a point of requesting as many books by LGBTQ authors, especially ones who are also of color, before I graduate so that future students will be able to browse shelves that look at least a little bit more welcoming. I can’t recommend this strategy enough, for school and public libraries.

castielismycherrypie:

camacaileon:

peachjello:

seaworld-secrets:

passion4killerwhales:

animalsnatureveganism:

TIGERS ARE ON RED ALERT

The Sumatran Tiger is said to be extinct by 2015, with fewer than 300-400 left in the wild due to large-scale habitat loss, poaching, hunting and human-tiger conflict. Other subspecies are said to follow. 

Donate
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Save Tigers Now
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Donate to Save Tigers 
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Make a Donation - Save China’s Tigers
Donate to Tiger Conservation 
Name a Wild Tiger 
WWF Tiger Appeal
Tiger Appeal
Sumatran Tiger Conservation
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Save the Malayan Tiger 
Malayan Tiger Conservation 

Adopt a Tiger
Tigers in Crisis - Adopt a Tiger 
Adopt Roque the Tiger 
Adopt a Tiger Today
Adopt a Wild Tiger from Indonesia
Adopt a Tiger - Zhorik 
Tiger Adoption - Save China’s Tigers 
Adopt a Wild Tiger 

Petitions
Stop Tiger Poaching in India 
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Source: ttp://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/tigers/about_tigers/sumatran_tiger/  

THIS IS NOT OK. :(

IMPORTANT SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE

WHAT THE FUCK

WELL FUCK EVERYTHING!

I WORKED FOR AN NGO THAT WAS TRYING TO SAVE TIGERS FOR ABOUT HALF A YEAR, PEOPLE ON THE STREETS SPIT AT ME AND THREATENED ME (WHICH IS NOT THE POINT) BUT YOU LISTEN UP:

  • THERE ARE ONLY 3.200 WILD TIGERS LEFT ON THE ENTIRE WORLD
  • 97% OF THEIR HABITAT HAS BEEN BURNED DOWN OR REMOVED OTHERWISE
  • 3 OUT OF 9 TIGER-SUBSPECIES HAVE ALREADY DIED OUT
  • THE SOUTH-CHINESE TIGER HASN’T BEEN SIGHTED IN OVER 30 YEARS
  • THEY ARE SKINNED ALIVE (AS ARE MOST ANIMALS) BC YOU CAN REMOVE THEIR FUR EASIER WHEN THEY ARE STILL BLEEDING
  • NO EXCEPTIONS FOR CUBS
  • SOME PEOPLE HUNT THEM BC THEY THING A TIGER PENIS MAKES THEM BETTER IN BED (I’M NOT KIDDING)
  • EXPERTS CLAIM THAT IF THE KILLING GOES ON, TIGERS WILL BE ENTIRELY EXTINCT IN 2022

SAVE THE TIGERS.

I WANT MY CHILDREN, MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN, AND MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN’S CHILDREN TO KNOW WHAT TIGERS LOOK LIKE WITHOUT EXPLAINING IT USEING TEXT BOOKS AND STUFFED ANIMALS.

THIS DEEPLY UPSETS ME. PLEASE SAVE THE TIGERS.

SAVE MY FAVOURITE BIG CAT.

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