mine fire burning beneath the borough since 1962
oh shit this place
this place is literally burning from the inside out
there’s this mine underneath the town that they used as a landfill and years ago it caught on fire
they had to evacuate the whole god damn place because the street was caving in and shit and smoke was spilling out
the fire hasn’t stopped since then and it’s predicted that it will burn for the next 150 years
this place not only inspired silent hill but it’s like literal hell on earth
Want to know something even creeper? The only thing still standing in that place is the church.
this has been on my list of places to visit for years
i want to visit
and paint a devil’s trap on the ground
THIS SHIT IS IN PENNSYLVANIA
I GOTTA GO THERE
Drum corps tomorrow
If you think that Rose loved Ten more than he loved her back…
Someone decided they wanted to make me cry today.
my goal is to be the ‘we didn’t notice her in highschool but damn we should’ve’ girl
The best way to get over your cheese addiction, is to watch a mother cow scream for days as her newborn child is ripped away from her; so that you can have her milk.
HOLD THE PHONE
IMA STOP YOU RIGHT THERE
CHECK YOUR FACTS
Hi there, I’ve worked on a dairy farm. Lemme just correct you.
1. Uhm the cows don’t scream for days, maybe like for an hour at the most but they get over it as soon as you feed them. Seriously. Baby, forgotten.
2. The calves still receive their mother’s milk. In fact, they receive MORE milk than they’d normally be getting, since farmers have figured out the exact amount of colostrum a calf needs to grow up healthy, and they can give this to the baby, whereas with natural feeding the calves often get too little.
3. They receive colostrum from the healthiest cows to insure that their immune system is bolstered enough. Infections and disease are INCREDIBLY common in dairy cows allowed to suckle. Farms even freeze colostrum from the healthiest mothers, just to insure that all calves will be able to have a sufficient quality of healthy, infection-free mother’s milk.
4. The calves are also removed from their mothers due to the high calf mortality rate when left with their mothers. Cows, ESPECIALLY first-time mothers, have the tendency to not care properly for their babies. We’ve had calves with broken legs because their mother stepped on them after birthing (and yes, they have adequate space, they’re just clumsy animals) A lot of new mothers will abandon the calf, or not care for it properly, or not allow it to nurse. Other cows may push around the calves. It’s much safer and healthier for both mother AND child if the calves are removed and placed in a safer area.
5. Calves get EXCELLENT care. They are bottle-fed mother’s milk, placed in roomy, well-bedded box stalls, blanketed, cleaned, vetted. The farm kind of obviously needs them as healthy as possible?
6. Most farms nowadays don’t even completely “take them away”. The farm I worked on would allow the cows to run with their calves for most of the time. They were fed separately for the health reasons listed above, and the cows would be brought in to be milked twice a day, and separated at night so no accidental nighttime injuries happened in the box stalls. They are weaned very gradually, and spend most of the time with their mothers, contrary to what PETA would have you believe.
THIS HAS BEEN A PSA ON BEHALF OF DAIRY FARMERS THANK U FOR TUNING IN REMEMBER TO CHECK UR FACTS NEXT TIME PLEASE
That’s fantastic. However, that isn’t the way all dairy “farms” are run. The one described above sounds lovely; I’m sure it’s a small-scale, independent farm. Most companies though do things on a large scale, with unskilled workers who frequently abuse animals. Cows are commonly given little to no room to move around; many dairy cows will spend their entire lives in a small pen with only standing room available.
At a large factory farm, the calf is taken from the mother not for safety measures, but so that it can be killed and turned into veal.
Dairy cows are commonly injected with growth hormones in order to produce more milk.
Not trying to discredit the claim posted above; I’m sure it’s true, but people need to realize that, like most things, the food industry is no longer just black and white. In all parts of the food industry, there are companies that are trying to cut corners, save time, and make the most money, with complete disregard to the quality of their products, and the quality of the production process. Yes, there are definitely companies out there that take care of their animals, that put time into ensuring that their products are of the highest quality.
Do your homework before you go out grocery shopping next time; check out the brands you most commonly buy from, and see just what’s going on in the production process; whether it’s good or bad.