Have some selfies, you’ve earned them
Have some selfies, you’ve earned them
Can we stop pretending biofuel from corn is helping the planet and the environment? The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report reversing its previous support of biofuels, stating, “Increasing bioenergy crop cultivation poses risks to ecosystems and biodiversity” and “[Use of biofuels]…can lead to greater total emissions than when using petroleum products.”
The New York Police Department’s #MyNYPD hashtag campaign did not gather the kind of photos with police officers it was looking for.
Wow…. like, normally the messages I get are mean but in a kind of way that they’re still funny but this is straight up spiteful and fucking scary… You’re not a very good person….. congrats you’ve caused me a bit of dysphoria, triggered me into a panic attack and made me have flashbacks of my experiences with sexual abuse. Good job. Thanks.
RAPE THREATS ARE NOT OKAY. Your disrespect for someone’s experience with sexual abuse, as well as their preferred pronouns, are vile. You are the worst kind of person.
Kara, Siddharth, “Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery.” Columbia University Press; 2009, (Preface).
NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY
This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.
things mainstream media wants you to report: crimes against private property
things mainstream media doesn’t want you to report: misogynist violence
Why feeding water birds bread is harmful:
- Duckling Malnutrition: In an area where ducks are regularly fed bread, ducklings will not receive adequate nutrition for proper growth and development. Furthermore, because ducks will naturally seek out an easy food source such as human handouts, ducklings will not learn to forage for natural foods as easily.
- Overcrowding: Where an easy food source is abundant, ducks and other waterfowl will lay more eggs and the pond or lake will become overcrowded. This makes it more difficult for the birds to seek out healthier food sources and increases the likelihood of territorial aggression.
- Pollution: When too much bread is offered to ducks, not all of it will be eaten. The soggy, uneaten bread is unsightly and rotting bread can create noxious odors as well as lead to greater algae growth that can clog natural waterways. This concentrates the pollution and can eventually eradicate fish and other life in the vicinity.
- Diseases: Feeding ducks bread can increase the spread of diseases in two ways. First, a carbohydrate-rich diet leads to greater defecation, and bird feces easily harbor bacteria responsible for numerous diseases, including avian botulism. Second, moldy bread can cause aspergillosis, a fatal lung infection that can decimate entire duck and waterfowl flocks.
- Pest Attraction: Rotting supplies of food leftover from sated ducks will attract other unwelcome pests such as rats, mice and insects. These pests can also harbor additional diseases that can be dangerous to humans.
- Loss of Natural Behaviour: When birds become accustomed to handouts, they lose their natural fear of humans and may become aggressive in order to get more food. Their loss of fear can also cause other dangers, such as a willingness to cross busy roads in order to reach picnickers and other likely sources of food.
Good Foods to Feed Ducks:
The best foods for ducks are those that provide the nutrients, minerals and vitamins the birds need for healthy growth and development. Many of these foods are similar to the natural seeds, grains and plants the birds will forage on their own. As omnivorous birds, ducks will eat a great deal of different foods, and the best foods to offer ducks include:
- Cracked corn
- Wheat, barley or similar grains
- Oats (uncooked; rolled or quick)
- Rice (cooked or uncooked)
- Birdseed (any type or mix)
- Grapes (cut in half)
- Frozen peas or corn (defrosted, no need to cook)
- Mealworms (fresh or dried)
- Chopped lettuce or other greens or salad mixes
- Vegetable trimmings or peels (chopped)
- Duck feed pellets or poultry starter pellets (x)
gang of murderers
who have taken the strength
sapping the life
of an innocent being
kiss of death
as a final act of degradation
in human ‘entertainment’
Look at the incredible kindness shown by bullfighters. After degrading the bull in front of thousands of people as if it was some sort of inanimate play thing, and then stabbing the bull several times, the bullfighter waits until the bull doesn’t have the strength and ran out of enough blood to not be able to stand up, so he’s no longer a threat, the matador gives the bull a sweet kiss. What an absolute sweetheart.
If any of you wish to complain about this, all you have to know is that people have been doing this for hundreds of years.
And we all know the equation:
the longer something has been going on = the more ethical it is.
Anybody who doesn’t agree with this formula, had the nerve to actually use their brain.
5 reasons Ricky Gervais is not even an animal lover at all: He eats fucking animals, he’s speciesist, he isn’t vegan, he’s a hypocrite, he only loves some animals and pays for others to be tortured and killed. He’s the ultimate hypocrite.
So sick and tired of seeing Ricky Gervais touted as some kind of mainstream animal activist. He’s not even a vegetarian, let alone a vegan, and a few tweets asking to stop animal testing aren’t going to convince us that he’s any different from the billions of carnists content to wallow in cognitive dissonance.
I’ve often seen people talking in these terms, in one way or another, but I don’t find that veganism is best thought of in terms of number of animals individually saved. I would criticise the use of such points in any discussion about veganism. There are a number of flaws with this mentality, such as:
- Something like this suggests that I’ve saved hundreds of fish and birds, yet even before being vegetarian I couldn’t stand the taste of fish or bird flesh, so even if I weren’t vegan they wouldn’t have been killed for and eaten by me.
- This implies that those who otherwise would have done the most harm, are doing the most good now by being vegan, and those who previously did less harm have done less good by being vegan now.
- It would suggest that to not exploit/harm non-human animals is to do good (saving), rather than to not do bad (the absense of harm).
- This ignores the goal of eliminating speciesism and use/harm of non-human animals, and shifts focus onto personal good.
- Harm done to animals in non-food contexts is often ignored in such counts, or even in the egg/dairy industries.
- If people think in terms of “personal good” then an avid meat eater could potentially do more good by halving their consumption of animal flesh, than someone who dislikes it anyway can by having a vegan diet.
Why rest the significance of veganism on such a flawed and inconsistent concept as number of lives saved by the individual? The important thing is that we are:
- Challenging speciesism
- By only our presence causing people to question their exploitation of non-human animals
- Increasing awareness of non-human animals as deserving of moral consideration
- Increasing awareness of vegan diets
- Increasing demand for easily accessible vegan foods/items
- Decreasing demand for products of animal harm/exploitation**
- Spreading veganism
- Challenging the concept of “happy exploitation”
- Being morally consistent
Those are the things that move us towards real change.
** I know a lot of focus is put on this point, but I think it’s no more than one part of what veganism does to enact real change. If you only focus of voting with your dollar, then it ignores those types of harm in which no money exchanges hands.
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