Living In A Paradox Searching For Paradise

fightingforwhales:

This is Albus, the only white bottlenose dolphin in the Adriatic Sea.

Unlike the captive Japanese albino dolphin Angel, Albus still swims happy and free with his family in the wild.

freedomforwhales:

Take a good look at the first 3 photos in this set and remember them next time you want to see a dolphin in captivity. That’s what your money goes to. All companies that keep dolphins captive are inter-connected. Just remember those may be your dollars you paid being handed off under the table to import a wild caught dolphin, or your dollars may be directly handed to the man who captured and/or killed the dolphins like you saw in that show. 

Still need more convincing that dolphin captivity is wrong? Here are some fast facts:

  • Dolphins in the wild spend around 80% of their time exploring, feeding, and socializing underwater. Captive dolphins spend about 80% of their time at the surface because they are logging lifelessly at the surface, looking for food/attention, or waiting for commands by their trainers who control every aspect of their life.
  • In the wild dolphins are documented to swim 40 or MORE miles per day. In captivity, they are confined to an area that is dramatically smaller, not allowing them to swim or dive as long or deep as they would in the wild. Animals can develop stereotypical behaviors from lack of space to act naturally in. 
  • In the wild dolphins utilize their extreme intelligence by spending a lot of time hunting and developing hunting techniques together. This gives the animals an opportunity to problem solve, get stimulation, and socialize with each other. In captivity animals are fed dead frozen fish in a limited variety (sometimes unnatural to the animal’s typical diet), taking away that massive chunk of their wild daily lives from them and leaving them under stimulated.
  • Dolphins are highly social, and although they do not always stay together for life, they form complex societies and dialects, which are disrupted in captivity and cause aggression and frustration between tank mates who are forced to live together. 
  • Dolphins that are put through swim-with programs are subject to humans constantly invading their heavily confined space. Not only does this put dolphins at risk of contracting disease from the tourists and tourists at risk of being injured by these wild animals, these programs give the dolphins no peace from humans who are constantly trying to interact with them by force.
  • Sources: X X X X X X X

plantfulls:

Dear Tumblr Staff, 

        Can you please delete inactive blogs, all the good usernames have been taken and some of these blogs have nothing posted on them. This fairly makes us angry cause we’re stuck with usernames we can’t change. Please re-set tumblr. 

Sincerely, 

      Every Tumblr User 

haveagaydayorg:

TW: Cutting, self harm, (I looked for this on tumblr, did not find it)Anon ask on a tumblr
Ask: I hate my body.  I’ve got my blades, what do I do now?
Answer: Take them and go into your bathroom, and take all of your clothes off.  Then stand up and look in the mirror.  Just look for a second, even if you hate what you see.  Then imagine your body covered in scars, gashes, cuts and bruises.  Imagine yourself months from now hiding your body, apologizing while you hurry to push your sleeves down when they slide up in class.  Now back to normal, which one do you prefer?  Exactly.  Put down the razor.  Put your clothes back on.  leave the bathroom.  Call your best friend, your significant other, tell them you love them.  Don’t ever touch that fucking razor again.

haveagaydayorg:

TW: Cutting, self harm,
(I looked for this on tumblr, did not find it)
Anon ask on a tumblr

Ask: I hate my body.  I’ve got my blades, what do I do now?

Answer: Take them and go into your bathroom, and take all of your clothes off.  Then stand up and look in the mirror.  Just look for a second, even if you hate what you see.  Then imagine your body covered in scars, gashes, cuts and bruises.  Imagine yourself months from now hiding your body, apologizing while you hurry to push your sleeves down when they slide up in class.  Now back to normal, which one do you prefer?  Exactly.  Put down the razor.  Put your clothes back on.  leave the bathroom.  Call your best friend, your significant other, tell them you love them.  Don’t ever touch that fucking razor again.

I am beautiful. I see myself as more beautiful every day. Every day I come closer to the actual full realization that my weight has no bearing on myself, my life, my dreams, my goals, or my success. I am beautiful.

—February 7th, 2013 (via my-daily-affirmations)

mindofataurus:

I’ve been carrying this dollar bill in my wallet for the past 2 years. I call it the magic dollar and I never spend it. Why? Because I can never authentically say “I have no money.” That’s not true or my reality. If we think lack, we create lack. Abundance comes from an abundant mindset. We’re constantly creating our reality by the things we think and say. Small affirmations go a long way. I’m thankful for all the money I’ve been given. || Affirmation: I am a money magnet. ☺️💖#Brittspiration #Affirmation

mindofataurus:

I’ve been carrying this dollar bill in my wallet for the past 2 years. I call it the magic dollar and I never spend it. Why? Because I can never authentically say “I have no money.” That’s not true or my reality. If we think lack, we create lack. Abundance comes from an abundant mindset. We’re constantly creating our reality by the things we think and say. Small affirmations go a long way. I’m thankful for all the money I’ve been given. || Affirmation: I am a money magnet. ☺️💖#Brittspiration #Affirmation

mermaid-dives-underwater:

smoestoe:

Today’s mental health reminder: a relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days, (or whatever your step back may be) does not decrease your value. Take your time, do some self care, reflect on the progress that you have made. You are strong; one step back is nothing when you look at the journey you have already made.

Needed to hear that

(via positive-affirmation)