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The 5 Best Exotic Pets

Pets can be a wonderful addition to one’s life and often bring great joy to their owners. For some people however, the common pets are just not suitable. This can have a variety of reasons, ranging from an allergy to just not liking them. Another reason to not choose a “normal” pet could also simply be an interest in a specific, exotic animal.
Unfortunately, most exotic animals are very hard to keep or should not be kept as pets at all, for example foxes or big cats.

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Doesn´t look like much but have you ever asked yourself what this animal was like when it was alive? I´m going to prove to you how cool octopuses really are:

Octopuses (Octopi or Octopodes) are probably some of the most remarkable animals on earth. It is well known that octopuses have four pairs of arms although they have neither an internal, nor an external skeleton. This means that they have no bones or a shell, which is the reason why they can squeeze themselves through very tight and small places. Still their tentacles break when they are damaged. Another extraordinary thing about them is that they have blue blood and three hearts: two for pumping the blood through each of their two gills, one for pumping blood through the rest of their body. But the structure of their body isn´t the only impressive thing the octopus is offering.

Octopuses are unexpectedly intelligent animals. They can store both, short- and long-term memories. Also you can teach an octopus behaviour but they usually don´t learn from their parents because they wouldn´t live long enough. And although octopuses are colour-blind they can adjust to their surrounding perfectly in a few seconds, just like chameleons. This can be used as a defence mechanism or a tactic to attack their prey. Continue reading Octopus

The Truth Behind Dairy Products

Like other female mammals cows only lactate when they are pregnant or when they have a new born to feed. So in order for the cows to keep producing milk, over and over again, the dairy industry impregnates the cows through a process called “artificial insemination”. This is a process where the farmers basically just collect the bull’s semen and insert it into the cow’s vagina, through a long tube, sometimes (actually always) on a so-called “raping-rack”. And to loosen that area a little bit, they forcibly insert their entire forearm into the cow’s anus. Continue reading The Truth Behind Dairy Products

What’s wrong with eating Schillerlocken, Smoked Salmon or Smoked Dogfish?


Over the summer I read a lot about all the fish living in the oceans, especially about sharks. They are such interesting creatures, and when I read that humans just kill them off one by one, I was utterly devastated. So when my teacher proposed the idea of writing about something I wanted to tell people all around the world, I decided this was one of the main topics I wanted to write about.

Humans have done so many evil things over the centuries. We all know that. There have been so many species extinct, or facing the threat of extinction. I could write millions of pages, use the most extravagant words, and I would not be able to come even close to describing all the horrors our planet and its nonhuman inhabitants must go through.

Almost everywhere there is a huge but still growing demand for products that come from the sharks. Continue reading What’s wrong with eating Schillerlocken, Smoked Salmon or Smoked Dogfish?

Are they really as domesticated as we think?

Cats, one of mankind’s favourite pets, but how much do we really know about them?

It is true that dogs were domesticated a long time before cats. Dogs have been people’s companions since the Stone Age. There are many different opinions on when cats were first domesticated. We find the first real proof of domestication in Egypt. One thing is certain though, the domestication of cats started once people began to settle. Due to the fact that cats hunted down the rodents that would otherwise have damaged the harvest, people accepted cats. Consequently… Continue reading Are they really as domesticated as we think?

How To Make Your Dog Useful

There are more than 450 million dogs in the world right now, making them one of the most popular pets. What people often forget is that training your dogs isn’t just an annoying necessity but it can be really helpful too.
I originally trained my dog to do these tricks for movies, but since I am an incredibly lazy person, I soon started to use them in day-to-day life. Continue reading How To Make Your Dog Useful

A Day in Dog Sports


In the last few years the dog sport industry has been booming, making dog sports almost as varied and popular as human sports. There is a huge number of different activities in which dogs can be trained and taken to competitions, such as Agility, Dock Diving, Disc Dog or Canine Freestyle, to name just a few. This big variety allows any dog to participate in some kind of activity, regardless of the size, breed or age. If done correctly, dog sports are a great way to build a strong bond between dogs and their handlers and also to tire and balance a dog out. Continue reading A Day in Dog Sports