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14th Aug '16 4:21:31 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Literature/RatmansNotebooks'', Ratman uses a raw leek stolen from a neighbor's garden as a training treat for his SwarmOfRats. Uncooked leeks are toxic to rats, destroying their red blood cells.
9th Aug '16 6:25:43 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheWire'': In "Duck and Cover," Ziggy Sobotka gets a duck, which he calls his "attorney". He feeds it only peanuts and whiskey. [[RealityEnsues Three guesses as to what happens to it]].

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* ''Series/TheWire'': In "Duck and Cover," Ziggy Sobotka gets a duck, which he calls his "attorney". He feeds it only peanuts and whiskey. [[RealityEnsues Three guesses as to what happens to it]].[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMoUFOzlSeI By the next episode, it's dead]]. The other stevedores lampshade Ziggy's idiocy.
9th Aug '16 6:20:19 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheWire'': In "Duck and Cover," Ziggy Sobotka gets a duck, which he calls his "attorney". He feeds it only peanuts and whiskey. [[RealityEnsues Three guesses as to what happens to it]].
6th Aug '16 6:14:13 AM Keniko
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** Adult cats cannot digest cows' milk

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** Adult cats Cats cannot digest cows' milk
22nd Jul '16 10:17:42 AM Pichu-kun
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* Japolo from ''Anime/ShamanicPrincess'' is a WeaselMascot but is depicted as a herbivore.
19th Jul '16 10:42:18 AM anonymousdratini
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* ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'' depicts the main character, a pet rat named Roddy living alone in a cage. The movie later deconstructs this by pointing out how lonely Roddy is, and how it is unhealthy for rats to live this way. Upon seeing his home Rita, a wild rat, is astonished and appalled about how Roddy lives.
18th Jul '16 1:08:51 PM Pilomotor
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* People seem to be under the impression that it's perfectly good, or perhaps beneficial, for an animal that was born and/or grew up in captivity to just be released into the wild and let their wild instincts take over from there. This is a terrible idea for several reasons. For one, many animals, especially more intelligent ones like mammals and birds, need to be taught how to fend for themselves, and more importantly, how to interact with wild members of own kind. This takes very specialized training, and even then this is imperfect as we may not know everything about their behavior. It's also a terrible idea to release animals (or any organism) into an environment where they don't belong, as this has disastrous consequences for native species.

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* People seem to be under the impression that it's perfectly good, or perhaps beneficial, for an animal that was born and/or grew up in captivity to just be released into the wild and let their wild instincts take over from there. This is a terrible idea for several reasons. For one, many animals, especially more intelligent ones like mammals and birds, need to be taught how to fend for themselves, and more importantly, how to interact with wild members of own kind. This takes very specialized training, and even then this is imperfect as we may not know everything about their behavior. It's also a terrible idea to release animals (or any organism) into an environment where they don't belong, as this has belong. Either they'll die quickly because they can't find suitable food or avoid predators, or, even worse, they might become an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasive_species invasive species]], which can have potentially disastrous consequences for native species.species and even the ecosystem.
18th Jul '16 12:56:41 PM Pilomotor
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* The titular Literature/{{Stargirl}} has a pet rat. She's a good owner overall but she only has ''one'' rat. It's recommended you have at least two.

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* The titular Literature/{{Stargirl}} has a pet rat. She's a good owner overall but she only has ''one'' rat. It's Rats are extremely social animals, and unless the owner can devote at least four hours every day toward playing with the rat, it's recommended you have at least two.two to keep each other company.



*** He says several times that dogs don't produce Cellulase, which is the enzyme that breaks down Cellulose. The problem is no vertabrate produces it. It is produced by bacteria in the gut. So if cows pancreas doesn't produce it, what makes you think that a dog's would?

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*** He says several times that dogs don't produce Cellulase, which is the enzyme that breaks down Cellulose. The problem is no vertabrate vertebrate produces it. It is produced by bacteria in the gut. So if cows pancreas doesn't produce it, what makes you think that a dog's would?



** A diet of nothing but carrots would kill a rabbit, the which is noted as something that rabbits don't normally eat and should mostly be given as treat food [[http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/rabbits/diet/myths]] or, as noted above, not at all. The deal with carrots was WesternAnimation/BugsBunny [[ShoutOut paying homage]] to a Clark Gable movie called ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''. This got LostInImitation, and carrots became the StockAnimalDiet of all cartoon rabbits, with disastrous real-life consequences.

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** A diet of nothing but carrots would kill a rabbit, the which is noted as something that rabbits don't normally eat and should mostly be given as treat food [[http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/rabbits/diet/myths]] or, as noted above, not at all. The deal with carrots was WesternAnimation/BugsBunny [[ShoutOut paying homage]] to a Clark Gable movie called ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''. This got LostInImitation, and carrots became the StockAnimalDiet of all cartoon rabbits, with disastrous real-life consequences.
18th Jul '16 12:51:56 PM Pilomotor
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** The Pokemon creatures may not be exactly like animals, but Ash has been shown feeding Pikachu ice cream and chocolate at least once in the anime. To say nothing of the memetric episode where Pikachu fell in love with ketchup.

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** The Pokemon creatures may not be exactly like animals, but Ash has been shown feeding Pikachu ice cream and chocolate at least once in the anime. To say nothing of the memetric memetic episode where Pikachu fell in love with ketchup.



** All of this was actually enforced by the original series bible. Not wanting to raise ethical questions about eating Pokemon (which are obviously more sentient than the average animal) the show was officially supposed to stay away from showing any person or Pokemon eating meat of any kind and avoid implications of a food chain altogether, and thus even Pokemon obviously based on carnivores like Persian, Arbok, and Gyarados are seen eating either generic kibble styles of food, fruit (both real and [[FantasticFruitsAndVegetables made up]]) or just whatever the humans are having. Even then, Pokemon eating only human food is something that's frowned upon in-universe.

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** All of this was actually enforced by the original series bible. Not wanting to raise ethical questions about eating Pokemon (which are obviously more sentient than the average animal) animal, as they're capable of understanding speech and following orders) the show was officially supposed to stay away from showing any person or Pokemon eating meat of any kind and avoid implications of a food chain altogether, and thus even Pokemon obviously based on carnivores like Persian, Arbok, and Gyarados are seen eating either generic kibble styles of food, fruit (both real and [[FantasticFruitsAndVegetables made up]]) or just whatever the humans are having. Even then, Pokemon eating only human food is something that's frowned upon in-universe.
24th Jun '16 3:38:04 PM schoi30
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** "Rarity Investigates!": Some horses actually do like broccoli as a treat, but equestrians know not to set it out for them as part of a buffet. A plateful of broccoli like the one Rainbow Dash pigs out on would give a horse painful (though usually not life-threatening) gas colic.
** The ponies also eat chocolate throughout the series.
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