Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Both the channels “Puppy Love” and “Pets Kittens” purposefully put animals in dangerous situations just so they can film themselves “rescuing” said animals.
These people are abusing these animals, and many of them, despite getting “rescued” are likely actually dead because of the abuse they suffered. More attention needs to be brought to this so that Youtube can shut them down
Nick Crowley has a good video on this explaining the situation (Trigger warning, even though he blurs things out it can still be upsetting watching these animals getting abused)
In the video, he covered these two channels, originally called Happy Dog and Rescue Journey TV when the video was made. After the video, both channels changed their names and turned off comments
Both videos will upload almost daily videos showing dogs and cats in almost impossible situations, just to pull them out, in some cases using the same dog or cat more than one time for multiple rescues and performing rescues that seem to garner the most views.
It’s completely despicable and I have no doubt these aren’t the only two channels that do these things. There’s likely an entire plethora of channels with poor animals getting hurt just to gain internet fame.
This needs more attention so that Youtube will finally step up and a crackdown on channels that do this, so that no more innocent animals need to get hurt just so someone can receive that internet clout
Check out a few links:
2. Yielding the right-of-way at a four-way stop isn’t “nice”; you’re disrupting the flow of traffic.
Your intentions are probably kindly but the quickest, most efficient, and above all SAFEST way to process traffic through a multi-way stop sign is for people to take their right of way, in the order that they arrive at the stop. Waving people through to be friendly or because you aren’t sure if it’s your turn throws a giant wad of uncertainty into a rigidly mechanical and very safe system of prioritizing traffic. Pay attention and know whether it’s your turn, and be friendly on social media or at the park.
If you arrive simultaneously with someone who is crossing the intersection against your path, you can remember who has the right-of-way with this mnemonic: the person on the RIGHT has the right of way.
3. In the USA an employer can often legally spy on you while you work from home, using your computer camera.
They can be spying on you, and see everything, even if they have never explicitly said they are.
Feel free to check for laws in your individual state or country.
4. You can go to YourOnlineChoices.com to see which ad providers are collecting your data. You can also turn to track from individual providers on and off.
Because your data belongs to you, and you should know who is collecting it.
YourOnlineChoices is associated with the EDAA and works in accordance with the ‘European Principles’ which regulate digital advertising in Europe.
5. Down commands (sit, stay, lay down) are by far the most important things you can teach a dog and should be prioritized above all else.
As adorable and intelligent dogs can be, they can really only learn from experience and tend to be REALLY bad at assessing when a situation is dangerous. To them, that shard of broken glass is just a shiny piece of gravel and a busy roadway is just an even bigger sidewalk.
These might not be as flashy as shaking hands or barking on command, but learning to stay exactly where they are when you need them to can be the difference between life and death and should be the absolute first thing you teach them.