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anyone got any experience with paprika plants?
we bought this guy somwhere in the summer, as a grown plant (no fruits yet), and we kept it outside in the sun during the summer.
we didn't prune it or anything (had some more important stuff on the mind at the time), and now we have a plant thats not doing very well, which is prolly because of to much fruits (which also prolly makes the fruits very very small), and the incoming winter (we left it outside).
anyone got any tips? i've hear you got to cut of the first fruits on the side-stems, and let the plant focus on the main-stem.
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/an/, this is my cat.
He's diabetic and old (around 13-14), I have to feed him twice a day and give him his insulin shot twice a day. I went to go feed him (he has to eat at least a half hour before, and I need to make sure he actually does so he doesn't go into shock) and today he didn't come for his food (he's NEVER done this before) and so I picked him up, put him in the kitchen and he lays down (he never does this either). I popped open his wet food of which he goes ape-shit for, put it infront of him and he just sniffs it casually, gives it a lick and then gets up and goes to the door wanting to be let out. I have to feed him separate from my other cat because she's a fat little piggie who eats EVERYTHING. I think he's dying, he'll lay down and kind of breath laboredly. There's a 24 hour vet in the area, but I have no idea how much a visit will cost and I've got little to no money right now with $100 in reserve for emergencies. What should I do?
TL:DR - Cat might be dying, what do I do?
Animal abuse sentences
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How seriously is abuse of animals treated in your country? Do you think the punishments, if any, are just, or is not enough done to deter people?
In the UK the general populace seems to take animal we;fare quite seriously, and historically we have seen animal rights as a valid issue - the RSPCA was the first animal welfare charity ever founded. However, the sentences given to those have committed an act of cruelty to animals just doesn't seem to reflect this.
Pictured is a dog whose owner allowed it to starve to the point that it was a few days away from death before the police discovered the animal and took it from him. His punishment: a five year ban on owning a dog and 100 hours of community service (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-19882845).
This absolutely sickens me and does not in my opinion make amends for the suffering that he caused this poor animal, but it seems it is something that our courts of law are apathetic about. Is this the case everywhere else? Do you think that the sentence is fair?