EVERYONE PLEASE. PAY ATTENTION. Especially if you’re Asian.
On January 30th, 2014, CaSCA-5, a legislation that would repeal portions of California Proposition 209.
In condensed words, this bill allows schools to DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ASIANS.
'A Californian congressmen has just introduced a law to make it illegal to keep orcas in captivity. This could change everything — but SeaWorld is already mounting a vicious campaign to defeat this congressman's brave move. We need to tell the State of California that the public won't accept SeaWorld's imprisonment of orcas any longer.'
Enact the Orca Welfare and Safety Act to make it illegal to hold orcas in captivity for performance or entertainment purposessign this petition
- Where are the orcas currently in captivity going to go? Do you want them to be released? Are they suitably adapted for life in the wild (short answer: NO)? Remember when everyone wanted to free Keiko after watching Free Willy? It didn’t go so well. Okay then, so what? You transfer them to a different facility, just not one in California (this presumes other facilities have the room and the resources for them)? What does that accomplish, exactly?
- Hey, I bet you saw Blackfish or heard of Blackfish! What Blackfish isn’t is an unbiased documentary. People have spoken out about how deceptive the film is (I invite you to click the links but tl;dr it was meant to be an Oscar vehicle and they squashed all attempts to make it an honest film about the subject matter). I’m sure you love animals and want the best for them. So do their caretakers—people who have been highly trained to look after their welfare.
Here’s the thing: if you love cetaceans, releasing the ones in captivity isn’t going to do a damn thing to help their continued survival. You’re just gonna wind up with some dead whales and dolphins who couldn’t cut it in the wild. Contribute to organizations which protect sea life. Volunteer to clean up your beaches. Reduce the amount of plastic trash you produce. Eat less fish. Urge your politicians to vote on measures to protect fisheries and the aquatic environment.
Signing this petition, however, isn’t going to measurably improve the quality of life for these animals. You care and that’s good, but you’re being led by the heart and not with the head.
If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.
this should be concerning a lot more people than it is
not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”
this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.
last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks
Get excited, motherfuckers. Without bees, we will die off. Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs. Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.
I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.
Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.
Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY.
Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.
Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.
GET RID OF THE PESTICIDES!!
If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.
Give the bees a free home!
Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.
Sources and other helpful links:
Quick mention of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group doing a LOT of good work for bees and other pollinators, among others.
Guys, if all the bees died we’d have FOUR YEARS to live.
International Love - Pitbull feat. Chris Brown
This is 100% true
This tweet sounds as though introverts consume the souls of others before they engage in social events.
This is 100% true
Fucking Milky Way pens man, I remember when some bitch took my whole collection in day care and I lost my shit and stole her hamster keychain.
OMGGGAHDThose bears smelt so good but were creepy as fuck.
THE GIFSET I’VE BEEN WAITING MY ENTIRE LIFE FOR.