thelittlebosnian:

momo33me:

Tuesday August 26th, the Belgian feminist activist group Lilith’S took Liège airport by storm to condemn the airport authorities’ role in supplying arms to Israel. Under a banner bearing the slogan “HOW MANY TONS OF WEAPONS FOR SO MANY LITERS OF BLOOD ? “, the activists spilled a hundred liters of fake blood, creating a red pool to symbolize the slaughter committed by Israel in Palestine.

this is so awesome that I can’t even begin to comprehend. Applause for them. 

(via equality-for-animals)

Crow Busters - Why Hunt Crows

fairlion-jade:

be-their-sound:

fairlion-jade:

be-their-sound:

fairlion-jade:

be-their-sound:

fairlion-jade:

be-their-sound:

Hold on. I just found one of the worst websites I’ve seen…this week anyway.

Here is a pro-hunting, anti-crow website the advocates the murder (wow, pardon the pun…but seriously) of these intelligent, emotional birds. Crows are people. And these hunters are uneducated, ignorant, violent, pieces of shit….and they are getting a nice email from me soon. You should email them and tell them what you think. staff@crowbusters.com 

TED TALKS Crow Intelligence

Crows are as intelligent as children

crows can be destructive though. i don’t care how intelligent or emotional an animal is, if it can’t be prosecuted like a person for doing something that would be a crime if it were a human, it must be punished to prevent further damage. i love animals but i care much more about the person whose farm or garden they fucked up than the marauding birds that did it.

If you think animals should be killed for damaging someones garden or shitting on your car, you don’t love animals. 

Why is a human’s garden more important than the life of an animal? 

a human has to work hard to maintain their garden (and pay taxes to even have access to it in the first place). i can sympathize with people wanting to get rid of a species that have nothing but negative affects on them. if i planted something outside and a certain animal kept coming over and eating it, i’d want to get it out of my territory too. likewise for farms, homes themselves, etc.

Crows are an intergral part of our ecosystem. They clean up road-kill, and trash. They keep populations of other animals down so we don’t have to. There are very effective ways of keeping crows from damaging our crops. 

Crows pass information to one another much like humans do. If a crow encounters something scary they tell their friends. That scary thing, or place, is then avoided. Killing crows in one area only opens up the location to new populations of crows who don’t know that there is danger there. So the problem persists for the humans, and crows are still killed. 

Using dogs, domestic hawks/falcons or even catching and releasing crows is very effective in getting them to leave an area alone. Please check out Gifts of the Crow from your library, or watch A Murder of Crows online for free. 

watching this now, i’ll get back to you on this

Wonderful! It’s a great film. The book is based on the study in the film and explores the behavior and intelligence of the crow even more. 

Just finished watching the video, thank you for the perspective shift and for taking the time to find resources to properly educate me on this.

I definitely change my stance on this issue and I admit that I was wrong.

I really appreciate that you took the time to watch it. Most people ignore suggestions like this and would rather continue with their ignorance.

I’m glad you watched it and that it changed your mind about crows. :) I hope you enjoyed it!

rage-revenge-unicorns:

be-their-sound:

stop romanticizing the idea of becoming so dependent on another human being that you cannot function adequately without their presence goodbye

…what about birds? I can’t function adequately without my bird. :D

are birds human?

No. It’s a joke. So my friend who I reblogged this from would laugh. Because my bird and I are very codependent. -.-

Cows Injured and Killed in Freeway Crash - MFA Blog

Another reason why eating meat is not humane. 

Alright.

vialofhoneyedblood:

The UN says that a a global move towards veganism is essential unless you support poverty, extinction, and environmental catastrophe.  

The Human Rights Watch says that slaughterhouse workers are forced to work in unacceptable conditions.   

Harvard keeps spewing out studies that say animal products are unhealthy and unnecessary.  

The number of vegans in America (or people who say they’re vegan when polled) has more than doubled since 2009, and demand for meat has been steadily decreasing for years.

Vegan role models are springing up in all fields (including physics, geneticsbodybuilding, and gold medal winning)

If you support carnist ideologies, ask yourself why.  The UN, animal rights groups, human rights groups, and other cool people are all on my side.  Who’s on yours?  Seriously, if you choose apathy in the face of widespread killing and injustice, ask yourself who taught you to behave that way, and why.  Remember when you were a child; little you would never allow any of these things to happen.  When did that change, and who benefited when it did?  What are you going to tell your children?  What if the whole giving-a-shit-about-the-world movement continues to grow, and you eventually have to explain to your confused grandchildren why you chose to kill for pleasure?  Can you justify your actions?

Otherwise intelligent and good people are buying into this violent, inefficient, and unsustainable practice, and it’s unacceptable.  Y’all are embarrassing yourselves.  

Choose rationality and compassion.

(via trans-vegan)

Crow Busters - Why Hunt Crows

fairlion-jade:

be-their-sound:

fairlion-jade:

be-their-sound:

fairlion-jade:

be-their-sound:

Hold on. I just found one of the worst websites I’ve seen…this week anyway.

Here is a pro-hunting, anti-crow website the advocates the murder (wow, pardon the pun…but seriously) of these intelligent, emotional birds. Crows are people. And these hunters are uneducated, ignorant, violent, pieces of shit….and they are getting a nice email from me soon. You should email them and tell them what you think. staff@crowbusters.com 

TED TALKS Crow Intelligence

Crows are as intelligent as children

crows can be destructive though. i don’t care how intelligent or emotional an animal is, if it can’t be prosecuted like a person for doing something that would be a crime if it were a human, it must be punished to prevent further damage. i love animals but i care much more about the person whose farm or garden they fucked up than the marauding birds that did it.

If you think animals should be killed for damaging someones garden or shitting on your car, you don’t love animals. 

Why is a human’s garden more important than the life of an animal? 

a human has to work hard to maintain their garden (and pay taxes to even have access to it in the first place). i can sympathize with people wanting to get rid of a species that have nothing but negative affects on them. if i planted something outside and a certain animal kept coming over and eating it, i’d want to get it out of my territory too. likewise for farms, homes themselves, etc.

Crows are an intergral part of our ecosystem. They clean up road-kill, and trash. They keep populations of other animals down so we don’t have to. There are very effective ways of keeping crows from damaging our crops. 

Crows pass information to one another much like humans do. If a crow encounters something scary they tell their friends. That scary thing, or place, is then avoided. Killing crows in one area only opens up the location to new populations of crows who don’t know that there is danger there. So the problem persists for the humans, and crows are still killed. 

Using dogs, domestic hawks/falcons or even catching and releasing crows is very effective in getting them to leave an area alone. Please check out Gifts of the Crow from your library, or watch A Murder of Crows online for free. 

watching this now, i’ll get back to you on this

Wonderful! It’s a great film. The book is based on the study in the film and explores the behavior and intelligence of the crow even more. 

stop romanticizing the idea of becoming so dependent on another human being that you cannot function adequately without their presence goodbye

…what about birds? I can’t function adequately without my bird. :D

(via fandoms-bands-and-ink)

Crow Busters - Why Hunt Crows

timiniminy:

be-their-sound:

fairlion-jade:

be-their-sound:

Hold on. I just found one of the worst websites I’ve seen…this week anyway.

Here is a pro-hunting, anti-crow website the advocates the murder (wow, pardon the pun…but seriously) of these intelligent, emotional birds. Crows are people. And these hunters are uneducated, ignorant, violent, pieces of shit….and they are getting a nice email from me soon. You should email them and tell them what you think. staff@crowbusters.com 

TED TALKS Crow Intelligence

Crows are as intelligent as children

crows can be destructive though. i don’t care how intelligent or emotional an animal is, if it can’t be prosecuted like a person for doing something that would be a crime if it were a human, it must be punished to prevent further damage. i love animals but i care much more about the person whose farm or garden they fucked up than the marauding birds that did it.

If you think animals should be killed for damaging someones garden or shitting on your car, you don’t love animals. 

Why is a human’s garden more important than the life of an animal? 

I could maybe see that murders of crows come along and eat up a farmer’s crop; yeah, go ahead and shoot them and get rid of them.
But to go out and hunt them down? Seems ridiculously unnecessary.

Shooting all the birds in one area is ineffective. As I said previously, crows pass information along to one another. Scaring crows is often effective - as they will tell everyone else that this area is too dangerous to be in. 

Crows are intelligent animals who are very self aware. Killing them in any capacity inhumane. 

Crow Busters - Why Hunt Crows

fairlion-jade:

be-their-sound:

fairlion-jade:

be-their-sound:

Hold on. I just found one of the worst websites I’ve seen…this week anyway.

Here is a pro-hunting, anti-crow website the advocates the murder (wow, pardon the pun…but seriously) of these intelligent, emotional birds. Crows are people. And these hunters are uneducated, ignorant, violent, pieces of shit….and they are getting a nice email from me soon. You should email them and tell them what you think. staff@crowbusters.com 

TED TALKS Crow Intelligence

Crows are as intelligent as children

crows can be destructive though. i don’t care how intelligent or emotional an animal is, if it can’t be prosecuted like a person for doing something that would be a crime if it were a human, it must be punished to prevent further damage. i love animals but i care much more about the person whose farm or garden they fucked up than the marauding birds that did it.

If you think animals should be killed for damaging someones garden or shitting on your car, you don’t love animals. 

Why is a human’s garden more important than the life of an animal? 

a human has to work hard to maintain their garden (and pay taxes to even have access to it in the first place). i can sympathize with people wanting to get rid of a species that have nothing but negative affects on them. if i planted something outside and a certain animal kept coming over and eating it, i’d want to get it out of my territory too. likewise for farms, homes themselves, etc.

Crows are an intergral part of our ecosystem. They clean up road-kill, and trash. They keep populations of other animals down so we don’t have to. There are very effective ways of keeping crows from damaging our crops. 

Crows pass information to one another much like humans do. If a crow encounters something scary they tell their friends. That scary thing, or place, is then avoided. Killing crows in one area only opens up the location to new populations of crows who don’t know that there is danger there. So the problem persists for the humans, and crows are still killed. 

Using dogs, domestic hawks/falcons or even catching and releasing crows is very effective in getting them to leave an area alone. Please check out Gifts of the Crow from your library, or watch A Murder of Crows online for free.