• Big cat rescue?

    I’m currently in veterinary medicine school and I’m going to specialize in exotic animals such as big cats. My husband is studying to be a neurosurgeon, and our plan is to move to either Texas or Africa and start a small, 10 acre sanctuary for big cats such as lions, tigers, and cheetahs. Cheetah’s are almost... show more
    I’m currently in veterinary medicine school and I’m going to specialize in exotic animals such as big cats. My husband is studying to be a neurosurgeon, and our plan is to move to either Texas or Africa and start a small, 10 acre sanctuary for big cats such as lions, tigers, and cheetahs. Cheetah’s are almost entirely illegal to own in the US so if we decided to live in Texas, we wouldn’t be able to rescue any. But our other option is Botswana, Africa. The only reason we would move there is IF there is a possibility of rescuing injured/abandoned wild cheetahs in hopes of release, or rescuing pet cheetahs from incapable owners. I know that it is legal to own Cheetahs in Africa but I am not sure which countries. So that is my question, which countries in Africa is it legal to own Cheetahs? I’d also like to state that these animals would not be pets, I would adopt them in hopes of changing their lives for the better. I don’t support exotic pet trade
    10 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why can't ivory be ethnically produced by collecting the tusks from elephant carcasses which have died from natural causes?

    Best answer: It can be. The problem lies in the greed of man. Ivory and diamonds have little real value, just man's illusion of grandeur.
    Best answer: It can be. The problem lies in the greed of man. Ivory and diamonds have little real value, just man's illusion of grandeur.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it wrong and/or pathetic to fantasize about a married man?

    Best answer: Well you fancy him not for the character he is but because of pheromones telling you he would be a good match genetically for your offspring. It's really as simple as that. Women are attracted to certain men largely based on pheromones, but they also have free will so that's where other qualities like... show more
    Best answer: Well you fancy him not for the character he is but because of pheromones telling you he would be a good match genetically for your offspring. It's really as simple as that.

    Women are attracted to certain men largely based on pheromones, but they also have free will so that's where other qualities like personality/looks/money/ethics etc come into play.

    I also think a large part of this is because you believe, like you said, that you never get hit on, so he kinda fulfilled this void in you of feeling desirable. There's nothing more sexy in a person than when they make you feel sexy.

    I don't think it's wrong or pathetic to fantasize, but it is to act on it. Don't worry about it.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • "If it's yellow, let it mellow": Does this actually save money?

    I have family members who go by this policy, and it honestly makes me sick. Sure, pee doesn't typically stink right off the bat like poop, but after a while, it's not pleasant. They say they do it because it saves money, but so far, no one has been able to give me a definite number on how much they are... show more
    I have family members who go by this policy, and it honestly makes me sick. Sure, pee doesn't typically stink right off the bat like poop, but after a while, it's not pleasant. They say they do it because it saves money, but so far, no one has been able to give me a definite number on how much they are actually saving, which makes me think there's either no difference in their monthly water bill or the difference just isn't as much as they thought it would be and they don't want to talk about it. Does anybody on here do this, and if so, how much money has it saved you?
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should I quit my new job after a month?

    A month ago I was hired at a hotel resort in retail store as a cashier. Of course I was nervous in the beginning but eventually got the hang of it. I was always told that I was doing a good job. But just last week my manager sent me a new schedule for a completely different job store location. And new schedule just... show more
    A month ago I was hired at a hotel resort in retail store as a cashier. Of course I was nervous in the beginning but eventually got the hang of it. I was always told that I was doing a good job. But just last week my manager sent me a new schedule for a completely different job store location. And new schedule just everything changed . My job is to clean and scrub tables this is my third day there and hate it. It just feels like a nightmare. Just to get comfortable somewhere than leave unexpectedly. I have very bad anxiety and it’s hard to adjust to new people and a new location. It’s not what I had in the beginning and it’s just crazy.. i don’t know if they are gonna keep me at this job location or if it’s temporary but should I quit?? They said it’s the holiday time so they needed someone to clean restaurants
    12 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Is it illegal to help remove invasive plants at public parks?

    There is a highly invasive vine in a favorite park in my neighborhood. This particular vine is considered highly invasive in many states along the east coast including mine. I saw a young oak tree being smothered by this invasive vine. I pulled and cut some of the vines using a plant shear to free up the... show more
    There is a highly invasive vine in a favorite park in my neighborhood. This particular vine is considered highly invasive in many states along the east coast including mine. I saw a young oak tree being smothered by this invasive vine. I pulled and cut some of the vines using a plant shear to free up the tree. About an hour later, a man and woman confronted me. The man asked if I worked for the county, I said no. He became very angry with me and said “No cutting, no pulling!!!” He then told me if someone were to report me to police, the police would arrive immediately and have me arrested. The woman was calmer and told me “This is a park, you can’t do that”. I told them that the vine is highly invasive in the state. They told me it doesn’t matter, the police don’t care I will be arrested. I offered to clean up and leave. The woman said Thank you. As I was leaving the man continued to stare at me angrily. I’ve seen articles of people/groups in my home state and other states in the east coast helping to remove invasive plant species. I don’t understand, is it illegal to help remove/trim back highly invasive vines that threaten the ecosystem at your local park? Is this really something the police will arrest you right on the spot and press charges? What could they possible charge you with? I am doing this in the daytime and helping to keep these invasive vines under control and protect the native plants.
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Why do westerners b*tch about japan whaling but ignore Norway and Iceland whaling?

    Best answer: Japan just puled out of the IWC. Now they will not be able to hunt in international waters.
    Best answer: Japan just puled out of the IWC. Now they will not be able to hunt in international waters.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Is it racist for people to “boycott japan” cause of whaling or dolphin hunts in Taiji?

    Best answer: Depends what the motive is. Are those same people ignoring whaling by other nationalities?
    Best answer: Depends what the motive is. Are those same people ignoring whaling by other nationalities?
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should illegal fishing vessels be confiscated and suck on artificial reefs?

    Best answer: they should be confiscated but not allowed to suck on artificial reefs
    Best answer: they should be confiscated but not allowed to suck on artificial reefs
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do they add palm oil to products? Why not a different oil?

    Do they really have to kill thousands of animals and ruin the entire rain forest for... toothpaste and laundry detergent?
    Do they really have to kill thousands of animals and ruin the entire rain forest for... toothpaste and laundry detergent?
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • How much space/distance should humans give endangered species a chance to survive on their own terms?

    Best answer: Half of what they dominated before humans started to wipe them out.
    Best answer: Half of what they dominated before humans started to wipe them out.
    2 answers · 1 month ago
  • Should trout be considered an endangered species?

    Why or why not?
    Why or why not?
    3 answers · 1 month ago
  • Are the rivers of Brazil cleaned?

    1 answer · 2 months ago
  • Does rain help with stemming a wildfire?

    0 answers · 2 months ago