A Parent’s Worst Fear.
Our boy has awful taste in men.
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This is what happens for the purveyors of “shark fin soups” -fishermen cut off the fins while the shark is alive, throw it back in the ocean, where they soon drown. A waste, and why many sharks are endangered.
unable to swim and float, they suffocate in tremendous agony.
aaaaaaand I’m gonna cry
This photo was taken by Peri Paleracio, in the Philippines. The whale shark was found by a scuba diver, still alive and trying to swim. Its pectoral and ventral fins were cut off by poachers who sell shark fins at a premium for the Chinese delicacy, shark fin soup. Locals, with the help of local government, pulled the still-struggling shark to shore where it died the next day. Here a local woman mourns its miserable fate.
This photo was named “most compelling image” of 2010 in honor of the UN’s International Year of Biodiversity.
This is not just something caused by Chinese fishermen, it is a global problem. Shark Fin soup is sold all over the world, even in the UK.
Please support the fight against shark finning.
* Spread the word.
* Share photos and stories such as this.
* Sign petitions. This one is petitioning the UN for a worldwide ban on shark finning: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/532/581/725/?cid=FB_TAF
* Write to local restaurants serving the dish: Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation have a celebrity-signed template letter and map listing restaurants in the UK selling shark fin soup. Find them here:http://www.bite-back.com/shark-sightings-map/
Most of these things can be done with such minimal effort, just a few seconds, or few minutes, of your time. Collectively our voices DO make a difference. Countries and cities have successfully implemented bans on the sale of shark fin products as a result of individuals coming together to make a stink about it.
(shared with the photographer’s permission)
Oh man, that’s adorable.
Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here.
HEY FUN FACT: pole dancing is known as something strippers do
because strippers invented it.And that’s okay! It’s okay to have respect for strippers and the hard work they put into what they do! Let’s stop trying to take the stripper part out of pole dancing so upperclass white girls can do it without being ~stigmatized~ because god forbid women be sexual.
Except strippers DEFINITELY DID NOT invent pole dancing.
Pole dancing goes waaaay back, like, 500 years ago to the Indian sport of Mallakhamb, which is SUPER BADASS AND YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT.
The Chinese pole, originating in India, uses two poles on which men would perform “gravity defying tricks” as they leap from pole to pole, at approximately twenty feet in the air.
In the 1920s, traveling circuses and sideshows would utilize pole dancing with a pole in the middle of a tent. Eventually the pole dancing moved from tents to bars, and combined with burlesque dance.
So yes - People took pole dancing and made it sexual on purpose.
Can people make it not sexual again? Maybe. It’s super badass, super pretty and I fully support anyone who wants to pursue pole dancing as an athletic (or sexual) activity.
Can we take the ‘stripper’ part out of it? No - it’s part of the history now. That’d be like trying to take the Italian influence out of glassblowing.
Can we make it less stigmatized by trying to promote its use in non-sexualized or public-friendly ways? Hell yeah~
Hooooly crap, if you’re reading this, please also check out that Mallakhamb link. Madness.
"I found that one quarter pound hamburger requires over 660 gallons of water to produce. Here I’ve been taking these short showers trying to save water, to find out just eating one hamburger is equivalent to showering 2 entire months."
Hooooly shit lol so glad I’m a vegetarian tbh
The same can be said for cheese and any dairy product. Go vegan.
Still going to enjoy the substances I put in my body without feeling bad though.
You can enjoy food without wreaking havoc on the earth and killing other animals.
Pft, not gonna give up my chicken so that a planet that will die in 300,000,000 years from now can live without me for an extra little bit
Make me a god or give me more bacon plix.
Ohhhh look! I found a ~*totally cool*~ nihilist who doesn’t care about causing real harm to real individuals in the here and now because ~*we’re all gonna die anyway*~ Congrats! You win the day! It’s totally cool for you to kill others and contribute to the very real effects of climate change we can see today just so you can eat one of many, many, many food options.
Virtually every dog relishes a loving scratch behind the ears and some sweet, vocal praise. But dogs identified as pit bulls get a bad reputation and a lot less love.
Read these stories. Dispel the myths. Pit bulls are not born bad dogs.
Ah. So the ice bucket challenge is just as stupid as I thought it sounded.
Glorify yourself and waste a lot of water in the name of spreading awareness about a disease. And according to some players of the game, dumping said water over yourself exempts you from, you know, actually contributing to research for the disease.
I genuinely don’t understand why this became so popular.
On a different note, look up the spin-off “Rice Bucket Challenge.” Kudos for putting a good spin on the original, underwhelmingly uninspiring version.
Hector’s dolphins are the smallest and rarest marine dolphins in the world. There is a subspecies of Hector’s dolphin known as Maui’s dolphin that is critically endangered and estimated to have a population of only 55. They are found only in the shallow coastal waters along western shores of New Zealand’s North Island
Bycatch—becoming tangled in recreational and commercial gill and trawl nets—is the biggest threat they face. Gillnets, for example, are made of a fine mesh that dolphins are unable to detect underwater and they accidentally swim into them and become caught. Other threats include being struck by boats, pollution in their habitat, coastal development and seabed mining.
Goshawk testing its flying capabilities. It is shown flying through a circular opening, horizontal opening, vertical opening and a tunnel. [video]
Raptors are fucking incredible animals.
oh my God
The Enterprise has a new crew member.