So I just watched the new Teen Wolf and uhhhhhh
WHERE THE FUCK IS DANNY
Hundreds of newly unloaded, wet, and bloody shark fins drying in the afternoon sun in a quiet street near Kennedy Town docks, Hong Kong | image by Alex Hofford
Every year tens of millions of sharks die a slow death because of finning. Finning is the inhumane practice of hacking off the shark’s fins and throwing its still living body back into the sea. The sharks either starve to death, are eaten alive by other fish, or drown (if they are not in constant movement their gills cannot extract oxygen from the water). Shark fins are being “harvested” in ever greater numbers to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup, an Asian “delicacy”.
I want to cry and tear the world apart when I see things like this.
Do you have any idea how many people actually care? Very few. There are groups of people that have hunted sharks for fun for years because they think that they’re killing machines. I can give you all the statistics to show how they really aren’t that fatal. I can explain why most people survive shark attacks. I can do all of this but that should not be what persuades people. I shouldn’t have to say “Oh, but they really aren’t that dangerous” to get people to give a shit about something like this.
We’re driving several species onto the endangered or threatened list. In doing so, we’re endangering ourselves. The ramifications of several extinct shark species could go all the way down to an overabundance of fish that eat algae, which is actually the source of 70 to 80 percent of the oxygen in our atmosphere.
Every single one of the fins in this photo is tasteless. I don’t meant “Oh, that’s just in poor taste.” I mean “This tastes like nothing.” It’s there for texture, and shark fin soup is actually flavored by other things like chicken or pork. Is that worth the tens of millions of dead sharks every year? These animals can’t replenish their population like most fish can. It takes much longer for them to reach sexual maturity, they have very few pups per birth, and they don’t give birth frequently.
If the reasoning is that sharks are dangerous or they’re not cute or they’re just in the ocean, so who cares, then look at it this way: what if elephant trunk soup became a delicacy? What if people were cutting off the trunks of elephants, which are far more dangerous, and just leaving them because it was used in an overpriced dish? Can you imagine the outrage? Can you imagine what sort of change would happen once people caught wind of this?
But this is something that is photographed and videotaped and nothing is being done about it in a way that makes a significant impact. The populations of many species are dwindling, and almost no one with the power to do anything actually cares. I can protest, I can sign petitions, I can try to bring awareness to the issue, but I can’t pass laws and I can’t enforce them.
I just want to scream right now. This fucking “delicacy” is driving several species of shark to extinction and no one cares.
And this is what it looks like. Warning for graphic content.
do you ever think about the judges for the triwizard tournament trying to figure out who to kidnap for the second task
like they’re all just sitting in dumbledore’s office and karkaroff goes “well word on the street says that krum has a crush on that granger girl”
"damn," says dumbledore, "I wanted harry to rescue her. well, what about the delightful miss chang?"
"no," says bagman, "we’ve got her down for diggory"
"stop sinking my ships," says dumbledore
Found this ad in a Nickelodeon magazine from 2004.
Making this was so painful because i could only imagine what these characters would be like in smash
So we’re listening to music and up next was a LOTR play along midi file for my clarinet students…
great musical potential for the birb
An England fan throws a paper airplane from the top tier of Wembley and it hits one of the Peru players | view from the crowd
This was a historical and monumental feat in the world of aerodynamics, one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen
im laughing so hard because no matter what song you listen to
spiderman dances to the beat
no matter what song
ive been testing it and lauing my ass off for an hour