• The Ottomans placed carved cobblestones on
streets to collect water, so thirsty birds and
street animals could drink water from it.
Many foundations, shelters and hospitals were
established during the Ottoman era dedicated to
the protection of street animals, as people
considered doing so a religious responsibility
and feared the effects of mistreating animals.
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    • Fun fact: they also enslaved thousands of Slavic peoples and committed cultural genocide
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    • Hm. A rare instance where the turks aren't so shitty
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    • Man, they treat raccoons better than Armenians?
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    • When Ottomans treat stray animals better than Armenians
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    • I mean, Islam teaches the fact that harming animals and hurting them without the intent to eat them will be punishable by being sent to hell.
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    • Never ask a man for his salary. Never ask a woman for her age. And never ask the Turks what happened to the Armenians
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    • We call those potholes. I didn’t know my city cared SO much about the wild.
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    • Armenians: "What about us?" Ottomans: "Who?"
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    • Fun fact the Ottamons were also responsible for the Armenian genocide
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    • Fun fact the ottomans were famously tolerant society, because they were extremely relaxed in their religion, unlike the other surrounding Middle Eastern nations which cause most of the surrounding nations not to like them because they were not religious zealous enough
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    • So beautiful to see those same traditions being carried on in Detroit with potholes
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    • Too bad they considered some people to be less than animals
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    • The ottomans also enslaved Christian kids and castrated them and forced them to fight in their armies
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    • They treated animals better than people fuck them
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    • i wonder if they had a massive mosquito problem....
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    • Saved the birds yet they murdered over a million Armenians..... and still refuse to acknowledge their actions.
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    • Better than modern day christians ngl
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    • Fun Fact: The Ottomans conquest of the Byzantine Empire and subsequent discontinuation of the spice trade to Europe was a major catalyst that led to the founding of America.
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    • They also rapped my grandparents
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    • As this planets dominant species the preservation of its nature is meant to be our responsibility
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    • Mosquitos: Its free real estate
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    • Sure dont mistreat animals, but fuck the Armenians
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    • And then they slaughtered all the Armenians
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    • Peaceful muslims be like "behead those who say islam is violent"
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    • Turks still fear the Dragon
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    • Yes, those ponds also preserve the wild mosquito population.
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    • Oh thats cool, say, anybody know what the ottoman sewage system was like? Oh they didn't really have one? And it all collected in the streets? Okay cool
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    • Shame people dont do this much anymore
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    • they also kidnapped christian children and made them child soldiers for the sultan
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    • Damn the Armenians don’t get treated that well
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    • Ottomans: love all animals and care for them. Ifunny: fuckin Ottomans who do they think they are stupid vegan bitches. I could break my foot in one of those holes. Fuck them.
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    • Mosquitoes
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    • Fuck the ottomans all my homies hate the Ottoman Empire
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    • So that's why today all muslims treat all non-muslims like animals, yup makes sense!
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    • And yet they periodically slaughtered their own citizens and committed the 20th century’s first genocide. Shout out to Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks
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    • Damn if only they treated Armenians with half that respect lmao
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    • They also forced over 1 million Armenians to their deaths by drowning
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    • Then mosquitoes bred in the water, hatched, and gave everybody malaria and West Nile and they died. Great job!
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    • The Ottoman Empire also committed mass genocide against Assyrians, Greeks, Armenians and Maronite Lebanese
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    • I like to play the Turks in EU4. And I always end up doing more bad than they ever did lol.
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    • When you treat rats with more respect than humans
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    • Can people get back to fearing mistreating animals? That’d be nice
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    • Remember that time they also did, or rather, “something happened” to the Armenians, then denied it ever happened to this day...
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    • They also made great footrests
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    • That's an excellent place for a bird to be drinking / bathing. I hope nothing happens to it!
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    • They feared animal cruelty, but were totally fine with slavery, women as second class citizens, and fighting wars solely based on pushing their religious supremacy.
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    • Remember the Armenian genocide? The Turks don’t
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    • That's where the Otterbox cam
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    • 👁👄👁 b r u h
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    • Fun Fact: the allies lost against them miserably in WW1
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    • can u imagine just trotting around and *Boom* ur ankle is shattered.
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    • One word; Mosquitos
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    • Yunanistan'a olum! Turkiye yukselecek!
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    • The ottomans were based
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    • Pee in it
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    • Now let’s see what the Islamophobes of IFunny have to say.
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    • In New Jersey we have pot holes that do the same thing
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    • Roaches strong together
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    • Ha! Fucking roaches
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    • The term “thirsty birds” made me laugh idk why
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    • Nice
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    • It’s like animal people really do put animals over people. So you’ll do all of this stuff and go out of your way for animals and then slaughter and enslave humans..
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    • Humans on the other hand, conform or die brutally. Or conform and die brutally.
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    • Yeah, we just have potholes here because they build the roads like shit
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    • Isn't that the civilization that committed one of the worst genocides in history during world War one?
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    • I am 3Arab. We don’t give shit about street animals, never have, never will. They never even put these stones in the ground. That’s a fucking lie too. Water collected in the street regardless and it’s better the animals drink the water and not die from heat exhaustion then die and cause bad smell.
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    • M o s q u i t o s
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    • Wholesome
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    • And the word 'genocide' was first used to describe what the Turks did to the Armenians, but yeah, sure, good on them for helping strays...
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    • They were also genocidal. So. Yeah.
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    • Except dogs...of course
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    • And ironically were the bastions of disease for these times as well.
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    • People were genuine back then. Too bad we don’t care about nature
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    • what did they do about the misci... muskeetoes.. musketteres... them little bugs that drink blood?
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    • Everyone could look out for eachother and we could all live a peaceful life, but the greedy and violent will always hinder happiness
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    • Bring this back
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    • And then you have Jews slinging goat and chicken corpses at walls.
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    • They also completely derailed the Islamic reformation which is one of the main reasons why Islam is so shitty in the modern age
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    • Then the world FUCKED THEM UP in ww1 *airhorn* *airhorn* *airhorn*
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    • How is this better then a bird bath? The romans we’re doing that before anyone and the ottomans were terrible. No credit deserved.
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    • Fuck the ottomans
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    • Soceity started declining when the United States were formed.
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    • Yes but not the effects of mistreating human beings.
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    • Doubt. Furniture can’t carve cobblestone
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    • We do the same thing. We let potholes collect water for strays
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    • I’d roll my ankle for sure
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    • Do they unironically put effort into making potholes
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    • And Breed mosquito
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    • It's called a pothole and they suck
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    • Ottoman Empire best empire, change my mind.
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    • There's an Ottoman in my living room.
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    • Fuck the Armenians
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    • They also committed a lot of Genocide
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