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knowledgeandlove:

My honey post now has more pro-honey reblogs and commentary than anti.

I posted that months ago. It maxed out at about 2500 notes. About 1/3 of them were pro honey.

In 24 hrs the notes have more than doubled and the commentary …. just ….

I think I’m going to delete my blog. I’m not so sure I can continue unwillingly exposing myself to anxiety and depression enducing instances like this anymore.

:’(

Thank you for all the kind words littlefoxelf, anaimlessadventurer, quietseedling, the-vegan-elves, and wendyskaleidoscope

I have decided that I’m going to create another blog. I will continue to run this one when I feel as though my heart and my anxiety can handle it. I thought I had taken enough time away over the summer but it’s become clear to me that there will never be “enough time.” I am unable to cope with the sheer volume of willfully ignorant people and I am allowing it to affect me much too much. I cannot allow myself to be constantly exposed to such vile thoughts and commentary on a regular basis, and I hate having to admit that it has to come to this.

I will continue to update this blog, but I must take another leave of absence until the vile carnist heat on my honey post dies down.

Thank you all for your continued support <3 I won’t have the time to create another blog until this weekend. Please message me if you would like my new URL.

Much love and laughter to you all <3 

roboticspider:

willow-wanderings:

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

Honey isn’t vegan? Honey is awful for bees? Dude, bees are dying and need all the help they can get and, listen real close now because this is important…BUYING HONEY SUPPORTS BEEKEEPERS WHICH SUPPORTS BEES. YOU USELESS HUNK OF BROCCOLI.

untrue. i’ve been researching this and bees can make their hives pretty much wherever they want. the reason they don’t move on from a bee keeper hive is because they are deliberately kept where they are (after all, it’d be bad business to let your hive leave).but also i think it’s basic common sense that there’s a big difference with the sugar stuff that bee keepers feed their bees with and honey.basic question. what’s healtheir? honey or sugar water/syrup etc. honey right? because it’s anti bacterial and and super healthy for so many different reasons. do you think that feeding bees sugar instead of their own honey might be really fucking unhealthy. its basically taking away a balanced meal from someone and giving them a mcdonalds. sure it’s got the calories. but no contest. how can bees that are unhealthy because of their diet even hope to cope with climate change, chemicals and pesticides?
when you start thinking about it, it’s common sense. we should just fucking leave the bees alone to do their thing, run their own hives and eat their own food.

fucking thank you. At least there&#8217;s one blogger out there who reblogged this with their own commentary in the last 24 hrs with some common sense. 

roboticspider:

willow-wanderings:

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

Honey isn’t vegan? Honey is awful for bees? Dude, bees are dying and need all the help they can get and, listen real close now because this is important…
BUYING HONEY SUPPORTS BEEKEEPERS WHICH SUPPORTS BEES. YOU USELESS HUNK OF BROCCOLI.

untrue. i’ve been researching this and bees can make their hives pretty much wherever they want. the reason they don’t move on from a bee keeper hive is because they are deliberately kept where they are (after all, it’d be bad business to let your hive leave).
but also i think it’s basic common sense that there’s a big difference with the sugar stuff that bee keepers feed their bees with and honey.

basic question. what’s healtheir? honey or sugar water/syrup etc.
honey right? because it’s anti bacterial and and super healthy for so many different reasons. do you think that feeding bees sugar instead of their own honey might be really fucking unhealthy. its basically taking away a balanced meal from someone and giving them a mcdonalds. sure it’s got the calories. but no contest. how can bees that are unhealthy because of their diet even hope to cope with climate change, chemicals and pesticides?

when you start thinking about it, it’s common sense. we should just fucking leave the bees alone to do their thing, run their own hives and eat their own food.

fucking thank you. At least there’s one blogger out there who reblogged this with their own commentary in the last 24 hrs with some common sense. 

My honey post now has more pro-honey reblogs and commentary than anti.

I posted that months ago. It maxed out at about 2500 notes. About 1/3 of them were pro honey.

In 24 hrs the notes have more than doubled and the commentary …. just ….

I think I’m going to delete my blog. I’m not so sure I can continue unwillingly exposing myself to anxiety and depression enducing instances like this anymore.

:’(

bokasaysrawr:

meloromantics:


appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey


Jfc please, please, please buy and use honey.Honey and the industry that creates it is the only thing keeping bees alive. If there is no market for honey, they stop taking the time and money to cultivate it, and so many bees go homeless and probably die.If there are no bees there are no stupid vegan foods for you to eat.

Jfc please stop stealing the bees winter food source and forcing them to eat a crap sugar-water substitute instead. Why do you think this is good for bees.It&#8217;s not.Think.Have an independent thought.Try.

bokasaysrawr:

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

Jfc please, please, please buy and use honey.
Honey and the industry that creates it is the only thing keeping bees alive. If there is no market for honey, they stop taking the time and money to cultivate it, and so many bees go homeless and probably die.
If there are no bees there are no stupid vegan foods for you to eat.

Jfc please stop stealing the bees winter food source and forcing them to eat a crap sugar-water substitute instead.

Why do you think this is good for bees.

It’s not.

Think.

Have an independent thought.

Try.

Can’t edit my last post please forgive me for using an ableist slur during my moment of rage I’m so sorry I wish I used the word ridiculous instead :( still working on tailoring my language in moments of anger like that. So sorry to anyone I offended :(

Fucking pro honey commentary got 2,000+ notes overnight fuck this stupid fucking senseless god damn planet.

"Youre not milking the bees"

"The bees aren’t even getting hurt …."

"FUCK VEGANS"

"vegans are so dumb lol"

"Isn’t this the plot of bee movie?"

Thanks for proving hardly anyone is capable of independent thought anymore.

mindblowingscience:

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years - report

The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.
The report suggests populations have halved in 40 years, as new methodology gives more alarming results than in a report two years ago.
The report says populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have declined by an average of 52%.
Populations of freshwater species have suffered an even worse fall of 76%.

Continue Reading.

mindblowingscience:

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years - report

The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.

The report suggests populations have halved in 40 years, as new methodology gives more alarming results than in a report two years ago.

The report says populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have declined by an average of 52%.

Populations of freshwater species have suffered an even worse fall of 76%.

Continue Reading.

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Haruki Murakami (via hqlines)


believebeluga:

Wingardium leviorca

believebeluga:

Wingardium leviorca

highasskitten:

awwww-cute:

Claw trap. Touch that belly and you’ll have a permanent kitty attached to your forearm

OMG

highasskitten:

awwww-cute:

Claw trap. Touch that belly and you’ll have a permanent kitty attached to your forearm

OMG

reflectingblue:

raakellars:

bansheeandahunter:

False rape accusations are an anomaly.

True rape accusations are a norm.

You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.

Re-blog now, read later.

"Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers.”

fightingforwhales:

Have you seen Blackfish? Curious about orcas in captivity? Want to know more about how it affects them? Here is a comprehensive list of the bulk of the issues, from both pro-captivity and anti-captivity perspectives, to satisfy your thirst for knowledge about this controversial issue:
ANTI-CAPTIVITY SOURCES
General Overview of Orcas in Captivity:
What IS so Bad About SeaWorld?
Killer Controversy: Why Orcas Should No Longer be Kept in Captivity 
Killer Whales Don’t Belong in Captivity—and Here’s Why
The Case Against Killer Whale Captivity
Blackfish: How Captivity Affects Killer Whales
Killer Whales Should Not be Held Captive
The Debate: Anti-Captivity Views
Blackfish Director: Killer Whales Don’t Belong in Captivity
Captures of Wild Orcas
The Penn Cove Orca Captures
Rounding Up Shamu with Don Goldsberry
Orca Stories—Penn Cove—Don Goldsberry of SeaWorld Inc.
The Heartbreaking Real-Life Capture of Orcas
North Eastern Pacific Captures
North Western Pacific Captures
Icelandic Captures
Impact of the Captures Between 1962 and 1973 on the Southern Resident Killer Whale Community
Orca Pod Destroyed in Japan
Russian Orca Capture 2003
Russian Orca Captures: The Inside Story
Two Orcas Taken in Illegal Capture in Russia
Corky Hears Her Family
Heath Problems/Injuries/Unnatural Deaths in Captivity
The Hidden Cost of Captivity: Orca Health of Killer Whales Exposed
Dorsal Fin Collapse in Killer Whales Explained
Winnie the Orca Ingests Coins, Tiles, and Other Objects 
Kotar’s Skull Crushed by Gate
Captive Orcas and Mosquitoes 
Killer Whale Captivity: Is Shamu Stressed?
SeaWorld Orca Missing Huge Chunk of Chin
What’s Eating Keet, SeaWorld’s Captive Killer Whale?
SeaWorld’s Killer Whales Doped Up on Valium to Deal With Captive Life
Keto and Tilikum Express the Stress of Orca Captivity
Wild Orca vs Captive Orca Lifespans
Life Expectancy of Orcas in Captivity
Survival Rates in Captivity
How Long Do Orcas Live?
Everything Wrong With SeaWorld’s Claims About Orca Lifespan
SeaWorld Talks Killer Whale Life Expectancy and Fails Miserably
103-Year-Old Killer Whale Roaming the Canadian Coast
The Truth About Wild Orca Lifespans
NOAA Statement on Wild Orca Lifespan
Do Killer Whales Live Longer in a SeaWorld Tank or the Ocean?
Stereotypical/Abnormal Behaviors in Captivity
When the Orcas Aren’t Performing
Keet Blowing Bubbles
Keet Blowing Bubbles Part II
Kalia Lies Motionlessly On Slideout
Tilikum Floats at Surface with Mouth Hanging Open
Kamogawa Sea World Orcas Throw Themselves on Slideouts
Ulises Floats Motionlessly
Ikaika Lying on Bottom of Tank
Corky in a Comatose State
Gifs and Videos of Abnormal and Stereotypical Behaviors
Statements from Wild Orca Scientists
Kenneth Balcomb on Captivity
Eva Saulitis on Captivity
Dr. Ingrid Visser Speaks on Orcas in Captivity
Orca Expert (Paul Spong) Provides Insight
Ken Balcomb and Lolita (end of video)
Info/Statements from Ex-Trainers
Ex-SeaWorld Trainers Speak Out Against Captivity
Kim Ashdown, Former Trainer
Blowing the Whistle—Ex-SeaWorld Orca Trainers Speak Out
Jeff Ventre, Former Trainer
Former Trainer Says Killer Whale Captivity Causes Attacks
Samantha Berg, Former Trainer
Blackfish Backlash: Former SeaWorld Trainer Carol Ray Speaks with Latin Times About Movement Started by Controversial Film
Exclusive Interview: Former SeaWorld Trainer John Jett PhD Talks Tilikum
Captive Orca Attacks and the Deaths of Trainers
List of Attacks in Captivity
The Debate: Dangers to Trainers
Kasatka Attacks and Nearly Drowns Ken Peters [Video]
Brian Rokeach Bitten and Held Underwater By Orkid [Video]
Kyuquot Attacks Steve Aibel *note: video is incorrectly labled as Dawn Brancheau*
Original Shamu Attacks Annette Eckis [Video]
Attack at Marineland France [Video]
Orca Lunges at Trainer at Japanese Aquarium [Video]
Orkid and Splash Attack Trainer Tamaree and Break Her Arm [Video]
Lolita Snaps at Guests [Video]
Killer in the Pool (comprehensive report of the deaths of Keltie Byrne, Dawn Brancheau, and Daniel Dukes)
Blood in the Water (Death of Alexis Martinez)
Aggression Between Captive Orcas
The Death of Kandu 5
Killer Whale Bled to Death After Breaking Jaw in Fight
Do Orcas at Marine Parks Injure One Another?
Trials of Tekoa
Strikes, Bites and Blood: The Graphic Case for Releasing Morgan, the Wild-Born Orca, From Captivity
Gudrun Attempts to Drown Daughter Nyar
Shamu Cam Aggression [Video]
Kalia Raking Ulises
The Issue of Lolita the Orca
A Day in the Life of Lolita, the Performing Orca
Lolita’s Life Before Capture
Lolita’s Capture
Lolita Today
Lolita: Slave to Entertainment
Liberating Lolita
From Washington State to Miami, Florida: Lolita’s Story
Lolita the Orca—Caught, Bought, and Betrayed by the Hertz Family
Is There Hope for Lolita, the World’s Loneliest Orca?
Lolita the Orca: Facts, Legal Issues, and How to Get Her Home
Lolita’s Retirement Plan
Kiska, Canada’s Loneliest Whale
Marineland Conditions for Killer Whale Still Substandard
Marineland: Killer Whale Bleeding for Months, Trainer Says
The Life of Kiska
Marineland In Depth: Kiska Suffers at Marineland
Free Kiska: The Loneliest Killer Whale in the World
It’s Time to Relocate Kiska, the “World’s Loneliest Orca”
Marineland Killer Whale is Ill
Argentina’s Only Captive Orca: Kshamenk
Sam Simon Says Kshamenk is ‘Most Abused Orca in the World’
Kshamenk History
Kshamenk Needs Humans to Help Him, Not Exploit Him
Free Kshamenk
Kshamenk—Not What We Thought, Something Bigger
Legal Battles Involving Orca Captivity
SeaWorld vs OSHA
Court Denies SeaWorld Appeal of OSHA Citations
Here’s All the Places Around the World That Ban Orca Captivity
NY “Blackfish” Bill to Ban Orca Captive Orcas Approved by Senate Committee
"Blackfish" Inspires California Orca Bill
California Bill Would Ban SeaWorld Orca Shows
Bill to Ban Captive Orcas Put on Hold in California
PRO-CAPTIVITY SOURCES
(Please note: I do not agree with nor endorse any of the articles below, but I included both sides of the argument for the sake of fairness. In addition, I know this list is small, but please understand that it is extraordinarily difficult to find orca-specific articles from a pro-captivity point of view that actually focus on orcas alone. If you know of any more articles, please message me and I will gladly include them on this list.)
Statements from SeaWorld
Truth About Blackfish
Health and Daily Care
Lifespan
Research Publications at SeaWorld
FAQ
Social Structure
69 Reasons You Shouldn’t Believe Blackfish
SeaWorld Responds to Questions About Captive Orcas
Pro-Captivity Articles/Vidoes
Pro-Captivity Views
A Stronger Case for SeaWorld
Zoologist Explains Benefits of Orca Captivity
SeaWorld Expanding Killer Whale Tanks
Interview with Mark Simmons, Former Trainer
Former Trainer Responds to Blackfish
Should Killer Whales be Kept in Captivity?

fightingforwhales:

Have you seen Blackfish? Curious about orcas in captivity? Want to know more about how it affects them? Here is a comprehensive list of the bulk of the issues, from both pro-captivity and anti-captivity perspectives, to satisfy your thirst for knowledge about this controversial issue:

ANTI-CAPTIVITY SOURCES

General Overview of Orcas in Captivity:

Captures of Wild Orcas

Heath Problems/Injuries/Unnatural Deaths in Captivity

Wild Orca vs Captive Orca Lifespans

Stereotypical/Abnormal Behaviors in Captivity

Statements from Wild Orca Scientists

Info/Statements from Ex-Trainers

Captive Orca Attacks and the Deaths of Trainers

Aggression Between Captive Orcas

The Issue of Lolita the Orca

Kiska, Canada’s Loneliest Whale

Argentina’s Only Captive Orca: Kshamenk

Legal Battles Involving Orca Captivity

PRO-CAPTIVITY SOURCES

(Please note: I do not agree with nor endorse any of the articles below, but I included both sides of the argument for the sake of fairness. In addition, I know this list is small, but please understand that it is extraordinarily difficult to find orca-specific articles from a pro-captivity point of view that actually focus on orcas alone. If you know of any more articles, please message me and I will gladly include them on this list.)

Statements from SeaWorld

Pro-Captivity Articles/Vidoes

coelasquid:

I found out that if you give your tomato plant adequate water and fertilizer you run the risk of it never flowering because consistently comfortable conditions convince the plant that there is no environmental pressure to spread and reproduce.

You can literally be a helicopter tomato parent and grow a spoiled directionless manchild tomato plant.