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fightingforanimals:

Why feeding water birds bread is harmful:
Duckling Malnutrition: In an area where ducks are regularly fed bread, ducklings will not receive adequate nutrition for proper growth and development. Furthermore, because ducks will naturally seek out an easy food source such as human handouts, ducklings will not learn to forage for natural foods as easily.
Overcrowding: Where an easy food source is abundant, ducks and other waterfowl will lay more eggs and the pond or lake will become overcrowded. This makes it more difficult for the birds to seek out healthier food sources and increases the likelihood of territorial aggression.
Pollution: When too much bread is offered to ducks, not all of it will be eaten. The soggy, uneaten bread is unsightly and rotting bread can create noxious odors as well as lead to greater algae growth that can clog natural waterways. This concentrates the pollution and can eventually eradicate fish and other life in the vicinity.
Diseases: Feeding ducks bread can increase the spread of diseases in two ways. First, a carbohydrate-rich diet leads to greater defecation, and bird feces easily harbor bacteria responsible for numerous diseases, including avian botulism. Second, moldy bread can cause aspergillosis, a fatal lung infection that can decimate entire duck and waterfowl flocks.
Pest Attraction: Rotting supplies of food leftover from sated ducks will attract other unwelcome pests such as rats, mice and insects. These pests can also harbor additional diseases that can be dangerous to humans.
Loss of Natural Behaviour: When birds become accustomed to handouts, they lose their natural fear of humans and may become aggressive in order to get more food. Their loss of fear can also cause other dangers, such as a willingness to cross busy roads in order to reach picnickers and other likely sources of food.
Good Foods to Feed Ducks:
The best foods for ducks are those that provide the nutrients, minerals and vitamins the birds need for healthy growth and development. Many of these foods are similar to the natural seeds, grains and plants the birds will forage on their own. As omnivorous birds, ducks will eat a great deal of different foods, and the best foods to offer ducks include:
Cracked corn
Wheat, barley or similar grains
Oats (uncooked; rolled or quick)
Rice (cooked or uncooked)
Birdseed (any type or mix)
Grapes (cut in half)
Frozen peas or corn (defrosted, no need to cook)
Earthworms
Mealworms (fresh or dried)
Chopped lettuce or other greens or salad mixes
Vegetable trimmings or peels (chopped)
Duck feed pellets or poultry starter pellets (x)

fightingforanimals:

Why feeding water birds bread is harmful:

  • Duckling Malnutrition: In an area where ducks are regularly fed bread, ducklings will not receive adequate nutrition for proper growth and development. Furthermore, because ducks will naturally seek out an easy food source such as human handouts, ducklings will not learn to forage for natural foods as easily.
  • Overcrowding: Where an easy food source is abundant, ducks and other waterfowl will lay more eggs and the pond or lake will become overcrowded. This makes it more difficult for the birds to seek out healthier food sources and increases the likelihood of territorial aggression.
  • Pollution: When too much bread is offered to ducks, not all of it will be eaten. The soggy, uneaten bread is unsightly and rotting bread can create noxious odors as well as lead to greater algae growth that can clog natural waterways. This concentrates the pollution and can eventually eradicate fish and other life in the vicinity.
  • Diseases: Feeding ducks bread can increase the spread of diseases in two ways. First, a carbohydrate-rich diet leads to greater defecation, and bird feces easily harbor bacteria responsible for numerous diseases, including avian botulism. Second, moldy bread can cause aspergillosis, a fatal lung infection that can decimate entire duck and waterfowl flocks.
  • Pest Attraction: Rotting supplies of food leftover from sated ducks will attract other unwelcome pests such as rats, mice and insects. These pests can also harbor additional diseases that can be dangerous to humans.
  • Loss of Natural Behaviour: When birds become accustomed to handouts, they lose their natural fear of humans and may become aggressive in order to get more food. Their loss of fear can also cause other dangers, such as a willingness to cross busy roads in order to reach picnickers and other likely sources of food.

Good Foods to Feed Ducks:

The best foods for ducks are those that provide the nutrients, minerals and vitamins the birds need for healthy growth and development. Many of these foods are similar to the natural seeds, grains and plants the birds will forage on their own. As omnivorous birds, ducks will eat a great deal of different foods, and the best foods to offer ducks include:

  • Cracked corn
  • Wheat, barley or similar grains
  • Oats (uncooked; rolled or quick)
  • Rice (cooked or uncooked)
  • Birdseed (any type or mix)
  • Grapes (cut in half)
  • Frozen peas or corn (defrosted, no need to cook)
  • Earthworms
  • Mealworms (fresh or dried)
  • Chopped lettuce or other greens or salad mixes
  • Vegetable trimmings or peels (chopped)
  • Duck feed pellets or poultry starter pellets (x)

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I’m going to continue to reblog this every year I have a tumblr

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This should be a book for kids.

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momofficial:

SNAILS EAT WORMS

why yes they do

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and it’s fucking terrifying

I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing that.

I had a snail phase at one point

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WHO KNEW SNAILS ARE FUCKING MONSTERS

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hollistern:

releasing a blood curlding scream when u get passed in mario kart

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willambelli:

OH fuck! I forgot about this. best of courtney and willam moments.
WILLAM

willambelli:

OH fuck! I forgot about this. best of courtney and willam moments.

WILLAM

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the-unpopular-opinions:

I hate the term slut-shaming.
Not because I think it’s stupid or should happen, but because of the actual wording for it.
When you call something “slut-shaming”, whether you intend to or not, you’re calling the woman (because let’s be real, slut-shaming is a term almost exclusively used for women) a slut.
When you say it’s “slut-shaming” for a 15 year old girl’s male classmates to harass her because she’s wearing short shorts, you’re calling her a slut.
When you say it’s “slut-shaming” to say a rape victim deserved her rape because she wore a revealing outfit, you’re calling her a slut.
If you can’t see how that’s fucked up, you’re beyond help. While it’s not on the same level, it would make about as much sense if you called homophobia fag-shaming. 
I think sex-shaming would be a better term, or even plain old misogyny, because as I said, women are looked down upon for having a lot of sex/showing skin WAY more often than men.
Please be aware that while you may be okay with reclaiming the word slut and calling yourself one, not everyone is. Get over it and be a bit more respectful.

Sex-shaming. For some reason, I couldn’t for the life of me think of another term for slut-shaming, but it’s so simple. Behind this 100%.

starothegonzoid:

the-unpopular-opinions:

hate the term slut-shaming.

Not because I think it’s stupid or should happen, but because of the actual wording for it.

When you call something “slut-shaming”, whether you intend to or not, you’re calling the woman (because let’s be real, slut-shaming is a term almost exclusively used for women) a slut.

When you say it’s “slut-shaming” for a 15 year old girl’s male classmates to harass her because she’s wearing short shorts, you’re calling her a slut.

When you say it’s “slut-shaming” to say a rape victim deserved her rape because she wore a revealing outfit, you’re calling her a slut.

If you can’t see how that’s fucked up, you’re beyond help. While it’s not on the same level, it would make about as much sense if you called homophobia fag-shaming. 

I think sex-shaming would be a better term, or even plain old misogyny, because as I said, women are looked down upon for having a lot of sex/showing skin WAY more often than men.

Please be aware that while you may be okay with reclaiming the word slut and calling yourself one, not everyone is. Get over it and be a bit more respectful.

Sex-shaming. For some reason, I couldn’t for the life of me think of another term for slut-shaming, but it’s so simple. Behind this 100%.

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sizvideos:

If Girls Hit On Guys Like Guys Hit On Girls - Video

LOOK AT THIS. LOOK AT THIS, MEN WHO DO THIS, AND FEEL FOOLISH

this video is pure brilliance

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helioscentrifuge:

aggressively reads your readmores to make sure you’re okay

aggressively doesn’t know what to do when you’re not okay

aggressively feels bad when I try to help but can’t

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