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Animals, Asian, and Books: School LibraryJournal @sljournal SLJ An Updated Look at Diversity in Children's Books ow.ly/nerj50uIXed DIVERSITY IN 8 CHILDREN'S BOOKS Percentage of books depicting characters from diverse backgrounds based on the 2018 publishing statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp 50% 7% 1% 5% 10% 27% +a 558 0OKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOK American Asian Pacific Islander/Asian Pacific American Latinx African/ White Animals/Other Indians/ African The CCBC Inventory includes 3,134 books published in 2018. This grophic would not hove been possible without the statistics compiled by the CCBC, ond the review and feedbock we received from Edith Compbel, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debble Reese, Ebony Ellzabeth Thomas, and Modeline Tyner, Many thanks First Nations American ustration by David Huyck, in consultation with Sarah Park Dohlen Released under a Creative Commons 8Y-SA licenses https//creativecommons.org/Bicenses/by-so/4.0/ 7:30 AM Jun 20, 2019 Hootsuite Inc. 1.3K Likes 821 Retweets It is gia, hello @missgiagiagia Animals had more representation than all Black, brown and indigenous people combined. Our children deserve better. Deserve MORE SLJ SchoolLibraryJournal @sljournal 19h An Updated Look at Diversity in Children's Books ow.ly/nerj50uIXed DIVERSITY IN CHILDREN'S BOOKSZU18 Percentage of books depicting characters from diverse backgrounds based on the 2018 publishing statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pestats.asp 5% 7% 10% 27% 50% L558 BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS African White American Latinx Asian Pacific Animals/Other Indians/ Islander/Asian African 2:14 PM Jun 20, 2019 Twitt er for iPad 4.4K Likes 2.3K Retweets superunfriendlyreminder: That actually explains why we come after animals on the list of “ deaths that actually matter to white ppl”
Animals, Asian, and Books: School LibraryJournal
 @sljournal
 SLJ
 An Updated Look at Diversity in
 Children's Books
 ow.ly/nerj50uIXed
 DIVERSITY IN 8
 CHILDREN'S BOOKS
 Percentage of books depicting characters from diverse backgrounds
 based on the 2018 publishing statistics compiled by the
 Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education,
 University of Wisconsin-Madison:
 ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp
 50%
 7%
 1%
 5%
 10%
 27%
 +a
 558
 0OKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOK
 American
 Asian Pacific
 Islander/Asian
 Pacific American
 Latinx
 African/
 White
 Animals/Other
 Indians/
 African
 The CCBC Inventory includes 3,134 books published in 2018. This grophic would not
 hove been possible without the statistics compiled by the CCBC, ond the review and
 feedbock we received from Edith Compbel, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning,
 Debble Reese, Ebony Ellzabeth Thomas, and Modeline Tyner, Many thanks
 First Nations
 American
 ustration by David Huyck, in consultation with Sarah Park Dohlen
 Released under a Creative Commons 8Y-SA licenses https//creativecommons.org/Bicenses/by-so/4.0/
 7:30 AM Jun 20, 2019 Hootsuite Inc.
 1.3K Likes
 821 Retweets

 It is gia, hello
 @missgiagiagia
 Animals had more representation than
 all Black, brown and indigenous
 people combined. Our children
 deserve better. Deserve MORE
 SLJ SchoolLibraryJournal @sljournal 19h
 An Updated Look at Diversity in Children's Books
 ow.ly/nerj50uIXed
 DIVERSITY IN
 CHILDREN'S BOOKSZU18
 Percentage of books depicting characters from diverse backgrounds
 based on the 2018 publishing statistics compiled by the
 Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education,
 University of Wisconsin-Madison:
 ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pestats.asp
 5%
 7%
 10%
 27%
 50%
 L558
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 African
 White
 American
 Latinx
 Asian Pacific
 Animals/Other
 Indians/
 Islander/Asian
 African
 2:14 PM Jun 20, 2019 Twitt er for iPad
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superunfriendlyreminder:

That actually explains why we come after animals on the list of “ deaths that actually matter to white ppl”

superunfriendlyreminder: That actually explains why we come after animals on the list of “ deaths that actually matter to white ppl”

Animals, Apparently, and Comfortable: did you know? When GiGi the horned owl sustained a near-fatal head injury, she was nursed back to health by Doug Pojeky at an animal rescue in Mississippi. He soon left town to visit family, but when he finally returned, she danced on his arm, put her head on his shoulder, and hugged him with her wings. PHOTO: FACEBOOK, WILD AT HEART RES CUE DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM wingedpredators: birds-and-pizza: talons-mcbeak: did-you-kno: When GiGi the horned owl sustained a near-fatal head injury, she was nursed back to health by Doug Pojeky at an animal rescue in Mississippi. When Doug was growing up, a great horned owl used to perch on the top of his family barn. His father saw the owl often, but he and the rest of his family rarely did. However, on the morning of his father’s death, the owl was spotted overlooking the farm house, where Pojeky’s father had passed away, before flying off into the woods. “For some reason when that bird was hugging me, all I could think of was my dad.” Source Source 2 no no no no no this owl is not a happy owl this owl is an injured, weak owl with a head injury this owl is not displaying appropriate owl behaviors and is ill-equipped for life as a wild owl. this owl should be trying to escape and/or murder this man because that is just what owls do, especially great horned owls apparently this owl got released which really alarmed me because either she made a miraculous recovery or she was completely not in any way ready for release and doesn’t have great chances of survival believe me, i wish owls were all cuddly sweethearts who gave hugs and appreciated our care but that is so very much not reality. even the sweetest owl i know - who is the light of my life and a joy to work with - likes to murder stuff and will hiss and threaten you if he doesn’t trust you or wants you to gtfo. and when i say “sweetest owl” basically i just mean that he’s bonded to his two main trainers and is comfortable with us but if you ask anyone else he’s a grouchy old man with sharp talons. because he’s an owl. he’s not a snuggly pet. and he’s a 14-year-old captive-bred barn owl who has lived with humans and been an education bird his whole life, not a wild great horned owl who is clearly injured and having a shitty week of being grabbed and handled by giant mammals. this great horned owl is not a happy owl and it certainly isn’t feeling any sort of gratitude. mostly she’s too sick/injured to have enough energy to defend herself or hold her wings up or keep her eyes open. when wild animals get released it’s nice to think that they are silently thanking us for saving them, but that’s what we don’t want. we want them to be ready for life in the wild, which means we want them to hate us and want to avoid humans forever, because that gives them the best chance of survival. the best thanks you can get from a rehabilitated wild animal is when they fly/run/swim the fuck away from you as soon as you open the cage and never look back. those are the successes. I can preach what @talons-mcbeak said This owl obviously is not aware of anything that is going on and is showing signs of a very very serious head injury (trust me, I’ve seen my fair share). You can see in the gif she attempted to bite him. She is just too weak and sick to be able to stop this person from manhandling her. This man is not handling this bird right at all, and wild great horned owls are never friendly. That owl should not be put into those positions or used to promote such a disgusting lie by a man who obviously doesn’t know what he’s doing. It is a wild animal not a domestic. Do not believe this bullshit story! This! This 100 times over! UGH. I keep seeing this owl picture and story passed around on Facebook, Tumblr, etc. with captions of ‘awwwww’ and ‘Cute!’ and so forth. No. It’s not ‘cute’. That owl is so unfit to be released and weak and probably in high states of stress. Anyone who knows the slightest thing about owl behaviour knows that this is not a ‘thankful’ or ‘happy animal’. Owls can’t even feel any love-related emotions to humans. Period. Please share the truth about this story. The above two comments say a lot. :/ Shame on that ‘rehabber’ for passing on such false information and for treating that poor injured owl in such a way.
Animals, Apparently, and Comfortable: did you know?
 When GiGi the horned owl sustained
 a near-fatal head injury, she was
 nursed back to health by Doug Pojeky
 at an animal rescue in Mississippi. He
 soon left town to visit family, but when
 he finally returned, she danced on his
 arm, put her head on his shoulder, and
 hugged him with her wings.
 PHOTO: FACEBOOK, WILD AT HEART RES CUE
 DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM
wingedpredators:
birds-and-pizza:

talons-mcbeak:

did-you-kno:

When GiGi the horned owl sustained 
a near-fatal head injury, she was 
nursed back to health by Doug Pojeky 
at an animal rescue in Mississippi.
When Doug was growing up, a great horned owl used to perch on the top of his family barn. His father saw the owl often, but he and the rest of his family rarely did. However, on the morning of his father’s death, the owl was spotted overlooking the farm house, where Pojeky’s father had passed away, before flying off into the woods.
“For some reason when that bird was hugging me, all I could think of was my dad.”
Source Source 2

no no no no no
this owl is not a happy owl
this owl is an injured, weak owl with a head injury
this owl is not displaying appropriate owl behaviors and is ill-equipped for life as a wild owl. this owl should be trying to escape and/or murder this man because that is just what owls do, especially great horned owls
apparently this owl got released which really alarmed me because either she made a miraculous recovery or she was completely not in any way ready for release and doesn’t have great chances of survival
believe me, i wish owls were all cuddly sweethearts who gave hugs and appreciated our care but that is so very much not reality. even the sweetest owl i know - who is the light of my life and a joy to work with - likes to murder stuff and will hiss and threaten you if he doesn’t trust you or wants you to gtfo. and when i say “sweetest owl” basically i just mean that he’s bonded to his two main trainers and is comfortable with us but if you ask anyone else he’s a grouchy old man with sharp talons. because he’s an owl. he’s not a snuggly pet. and he’s a 14-year-old captive-bred barn owl who has lived with humans and been an education bird his whole life, not a wild great horned owl who is clearly injured and having a shitty week of being grabbed and handled by giant mammals. this great horned owl is not a happy owl and it certainly isn’t feeling any sort of gratitude. mostly she’s too sick/injured to have enough energy to defend herself or hold her wings up or keep her eyes open.
when wild animals get released it’s nice to think that they are silently thanking us for saving them, but that’s what we don’t want. we want them to be ready for life in the wild, which means we want them to hate us and want to avoid humans forever, because that gives them the best chance of survival. the best thanks you can get from a rehabilitated wild animal is when they fly/run/swim the fuck away from you as soon as you open the cage and never look back. those are the successes.

I can preach what @talons-mcbeak said

This owl obviously is not aware of anything that is going on and is showing signs of a very very serious head injury (trust me, I’ve seen my fair share). You can see in the gif she attempted to bite him. She is just too weak and sick to be able to stop this person from manhandling her.

This man is not handling this bird right at all, and wild great horned owls are never friendly. 
That owl should not be put into those positions or used to promote such a disgusting lie by a man who obviously doesn’t know what he’s doing.

It is a wild animal not a domestic. Do not believe this bullshit story!


This!
This 100 times over!
UGH.
I keep seeing this owl picture and story passed around on Facebook, Tumblr, etc. with captions of ‘awwwww’ and ‘Cute!’ and so forth.
No.
It’s not ‘cute’. 
That owl is so unfit to be released and weak and probably in high states of stress. Anyone who knows the slightest thing about owl behaviour knows that this is not a ‘thankful’ or ‘happy animal’. Owls can’t even feel any love-related emotions to humans. Period.
Please share the truth about this story. The above two comments say a lot. :/
Shame on that ‘rehabber’ for passing on such false information and for treating that poor injured owl in such a way.

wingedpredators: birds-and-pizza: talons-mcbeak: did-you-kno: When GiGi the horned owl sustained a near-fatal head injury, she was nurs...

Fail, Entertainment, and Language: Parma Jawn Language fails are unfortunate but very entertaining for us! #Fail #Language #Entertainment #Education
Fail, Entertainment, and Language: Parma Jawn
Language fails are unfortunate but very entertaining for us! #Fail #Language #Entertainment #Education

Language fails are unfortunate but very entertaining for us! #Fail #Language #Entertainment #Education

Animals, Asian, and Books: School LibraryJournal @sljournal SLJ An Updated Look at Diversity in Children's Books ow.ly/nerj50uIXed DIVERSITY IN 8 CHILDREN'S BOOKS Percentage of books depicting characters from diverse backgrounds based on the 2018 publishing statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp 50% 7% 1% 5% 10% 27% +a 558 0OKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOK American Asian Pacific Islander/Asian Pacific American Latinx African/ White Animals/Other Indians/ African The CCBC Inventory includes 3,134 books published in 2018. This grophic would not hove been possible without the statistics compiled by the CCBC, ond the review and feedbock we received from Edith Compbel, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debble Reese, Ebony Ellzabeth Thomas, and Modeline Tyner, Many thanks First Nations American ustration by David Huyck, in consultation with Sarah Park Dohlen Released under a Creative Commons 8Y-SA licenses https//creativecommons.org/Bicenses/by-so/4.0/ 7:30 AM Jun 20, 2019 Hootsuite Inc. 1.3K Likes 821 Retweets It is gia, hello @missgiagiagia Animals had more representation than all Black, brown and indigenous people combined. Our children deserve better. Deserve MORE SLJ SchoolLibraryJournal @sljournal 19h An Updated Look at Diversity in Children's Books ow.ly/nerj50uIXed DIVERSITY IN CHILDREN'S BOOKSZU18 Percentage of books depicting characters from diverse backgrounds based on the 2018 publishing statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pestats.asp 5% 7% 10% 27% 50% L558 BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS African White American Latinx Asian Pacific Animals/Other Indians/ Islander/Asian African 2:14 PM Jun 20, 2019 Twitt er for iPad 4.4K Likes 2.3K Retweets superunfriendlyreminder: That actually explains why we come after animals on the list of “ deaths that actually matter to white ppl”
Animals, Asian, and Books: School LibraryJournal
 @sljournal
 SLJ
 An Updated Look at Diversity in
 Children's Books
 ow.ly/nerj50uIXed
 DIVERSITY IN 8
 CHILDREN'S BOOKS
 Percentage of books depicting characters from diverse backgrounds
 based on the 2018 publishing statistics compiled by the
 Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education,
 University of Wisconsin-Madison:
 ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp
 50%
 7%
 1%
 5%
 10%
 27%
 +a
 558
 0OKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOK
 American
 Asian Pacific
 Islander/Asian
 Pacific American
 Latinx
 African/
 White
 Animals/Other
 Indians/
 African
 The CCBC Inventory includes 3,134 books published in 2018. This grophic would not
 hove been possible without the statistics compiled by the CCBC, ond the review and
 feedbock we received from Edith Compbel, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning,
 Debble Reese, Ebony Ellzabeth Thomas, and Modeline Tyner, Many thanks
 First Nations
 American
 ustration by David Huyck, in consultation with Sarah Park Dohlen
 Released under a Creative Commons 8Y-SA licenses https//creativecommons.org/Bicenses/by-so/4.0/
 7:30 AM Jun 20, 2019 Hootsuite Inc.
 1.3K Likes
 821 Retweets

 It is gia, hello
 @missgiagiagia
 Animals had more representation than
 all Black, brown and indigenous
 people combined. Our children
 deserve better. Deserve MORE
 SLJ SchoolLibraryJournal @sljournal 19h
 An Updated Look at Diversity in Children's Books
 ow.ly/nerj50uIXed
 DIVERSITY IN
 CHILDREN'S BOOKSZU18
 Percentage of books depicting characters from diverse backgrounds
 based on the 2018 publishing statistics compiled by the
 Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education,
 University of Wisconsin-Madison:
 ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pestats.asp
 5%
 7%
 10%
 27%
 50%
 L558
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 BOOKS
 African
 White
 American
 Latinx
 Asian Pacific
 Animals/Other
 Indians/
 Islander/Asian
 African
 2:14 PM Jun 20, 2019 Twitt er for iPad
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 2.3K Retweets
superunfriendlyreminder:


That actually explains why we come after animals on the list of “ deaths that actually matter to white ppl”

superunfriendlyreminder: That actually explains why we come after animals on the list of “ deaths that actually matter to white ppl”

Animals, Bad, and Bones: vaspider: shaaknaa: emi–rose: osberend: iopele: suspendnodisbelief: naamahdarling: optimysticals: youwantmuchmore: thebestoftumbling: golden eagle having a relaxing time This is the world’s largest flying Engine of Murder marveling at the fact that it can actually have its tummy rubbed. I feel like this is the next step up on “loose your fingers” roulette from petting a kittie’s tummy, but just below belly rubs for say a lion. Can someone who knows birds better than I do tell me whether this eagle is as happy as it looks?  Because I want it to be happy.  It looks so happy.  Bewildered by having a friend, but so happy. Just popping on this thread to confirm: yes, the eagle is happy about the belly rubs. Golden eagles make this sound when receiving allopreening and similar affectionate and soothing treatment from their parents and mates. It’s the “I am safe and well fed, and somebody familiar is taking good care of me” sound. Angry raptors and wounded raptors make some pretty dramatic hisses and shrieks; frightened raptors go dead silent and try to hide if they can, or fluff up big and get loud and in-your-face if hiding isn’t an option. They can easily sever a finger or break the bones of a human hand or wrist, and even with a very thick leather falconer’s gauntlet, I’ve known falconers to leave a mews (hawk house) with graphic punctures THROUGH the gauntlet into the meat of their hands and arms, just from buteos and kestrels way smaller than this eagle. A pissed off hawk will make damn sure you don’t try twice whatever you pulled that pissed her off, even if she’s been human-imprinted. If you’re ever unsure about an animal’s level of okayness with something that’s happening, there are three spot-check questions you can ask, to common-sense your way through it: 1. Is the animal capable of defending itself or making a threatening or fearful display, or otherwise giving protest, and if so, is it using this ability? (e.g. dog snarling or biting, swan hissing, horse kicking or biting) 2. Does the animal experience an incentive-based relationship with the human? (i.e. does the animal have a reason, in the animal’s frame of reference, for being near this human? e.g. dog sharing companionship / food / shelter, hawk receiving good quality abundant food and shelter and medical care from a falconer) 3. Is the animal a domesticated species, with at least a full century of consistent species cohabitation with humans? (Domesticated animals frequently are conditioned from birth or by selective breeding to be unbothered by human actions that upset their feral nearest relatives.) In this situation, YES the eagle can self-defend, YES the eagle has incentive to cooperate with and trust the human handler, and NO the eagle is not a domesticated species, meaning we can expect a high level of reactivity to distress, compared to domestic animals: if the eagle was distressed, it would be pretty visible and apparent to the viewer. These aren’t a universally applicable metric, but they’re a good start for mammal and bird interactions. Pair that with the knowledge that eagles reserve those chirps for calm environments, and you can be pretty secure and comfy in the knowledge that the big honkin’ birb is happy and cozy. Also, to anybody wondering, falconers are almost single-handedly responsible for the recovery from near-extinction of several raptor species, including and especially peregrine falcons. Most hawks only live with the falconer for a year, and most of that year is spent getting the bird in ideal condition for survival and success as a wild breeding adult. Falconers are extensively trained and dedicated wildlife conservationists, pretty much by definition, especially in the continental USA, and they make up an unspeakably important part of the overall conservation of predatory bird species. Predatory birds are an important part of every ecosystem they inhabit. Just like apiarists and their bees, the relationship between falconer and hawk is one of great benefit to the animal and the ecosystem, in exchange for a huge amount of time, effort, expense, and education on the part of the human, for very little personal benefit to that one human. It’s definitely not exploitation of the bird, and most hawks working with falconers are hawks who absolutely would not have reached adulthood without human help: the sick, the injured, and the “runts” of the nest who don’t receive adequate resources from their own parents. These are, by and large, wonderful people who are in love with the natural world and putting a lifetime of knowledge and sheer exhausting work into conserving it and its winged wonders. reblogged for excellent info, I’m so glad that big gorgeous birb really is as happy as it looks! Today’s bit of positive activism: A reminder that, although the world may contain many bad and awful things, it also contains an enormous winged predator clucking happily as a human gives it a belly rub. @marywhal is bird-cat!! @vaspider birb
Animals, Bad, and Bones: vaspider:
shaaknaa:


emi–rose:


osberend:

iopele:

suspendnodisbelief:

naamahdarling:

optimysticals:

youwantmuchmore:

thebestoftumbling:



golden eagle having a relaxing time



This is the world’s largest flying Engine of Murder marveling at the fact that it can actually have its tummy rubbed.

I feel like this is the next step up on “loose your fingers” roulette from petting a kittie’s tummy, but just below belly rubs for say a lion.

Can someone who knows birds better than I do tell me whether this eagle is as happy as it looks?  Because I want it to be happy.  It looks so happy.  Bewildered by having a friend, but so happy.

Just popping on this thread to confirm: yes, the eagle is happy about the belly rubs. Golden eagles make this sound when receiving allopreening and similar affectionate and soothing treatment from their parents and mates. It’s the “I am safe and well fed, and somebody familiar is taking good care of me” sound. Angry raptors and wounded raptors make some pretty dramatic hisses and shrieks; frightened raptors go dead silent and try to hide if they can, or fluff up big and get loud and in-your-face if hiding isn’t an option. They can easily sever a finger or break the bones of a human hand or wrist, and even with a very thick leather falconer’s gauntlet, I’ve known falconers to leave a mews (hawk house) with graphic punctures THROUGH the gauntlet into the meat of their hands and arms, just from buteos and kestrels way smaller than this eagle. A pissed off hawk will make damn sure you don’t try twice whatever you pulled that pissed her off, even if she’s been human-imprinted.
If you’re ever unsure about an animal’s level of okayness with something that’s happening, there are three spot-check questions you can ask, to common-sense your way through it:
1. Is the animal capable of defending itself or making a threatening or fearful display, or otherwise giving protest, and if so, is it using this ability? (e.g. dog snarling or biting, swan hissing, horse kicking or biting) 2. Does the animal experience an incentive-based relationship with the human? (i.e. does the animal have a reason, in the animal’s frame of reference, for being near this human? e.g. dog sharing companionship / food / shelter, hawk receiving good quality abundant food and shelter and medical care from a falconer)
3. Is the animal a domesticated species, with at least a full century of consistent species cohabitation with humans? (Domesticated animals frequently are conditioned from birth or by selective breeding to be unbothered by human actions that upset their feral nearest relatives.)
In this situation, YES the eagle can self-defend, YES the eagle has incentive to cooperate with and trust the human handler, and NO the eagle is not a domesticated species, meaning we can expect a high level of reactivity to distress, compared to domestic animals: if the eagle was distressed, it would be pretty visible and apparent to the viewer. These aren’t a universally applicable metric, but they’re a good start for mammal and bird interactions.
Pair that with the knowledge that eagles reserve those chirps for calm environments, and you can be pretty secure and comfy in the knowledge that the big honkin’ birb is happy and cozy.
Also, to anybody wondering, falconers are almost single-handedly responsible for the recovery from near-extinction of several raptor species, including and especially peregrine falcons. Most hawks only live with the falconer for a year, and most of that year is spent getting the bird in ideal condition for survival and success as a wild breeding adult. Falconers are extensively trained and dedicated wildlife conservationists, pretty much by definition, especially in the continental USA, and they make up an unspeakably important part of the overall conservation of predatory bird species. Predatory birds are an important part of every ecosystem they inhabit. Just like apiarists and their bees, the relationship between falconer and hawk is one of great benefit to the animal and the ecosystem, in exchange for a huge amount of time, effort, expense, and education on the part of the human, for very little personal benefit to that one human. It’s definitely not exploitation of the bird, and most hawks working with falconers are hawks who absolutely would not have reached adulthood without human help: the sick, the injured, and the “runts” of the nest who don’t receive adequate resources from their own parents. These are, by and large, wonderful people who are in love with the natural world and putting a lifetime of knowledge and sheer exhausting work into conserving it and its winged wonders.

reblogged for excellent info, I’m so glad that big gorgeous birb really is as happy as it looks!

Today’s bit of positive activism: A reminder that, although the world may contain many bad and awful things, it also contains an enormous winged predator clucking happily as a human gives it a belly rub.


@marywhal is bird-cat!!


@vaspider 


birb

vaspider: shaaknaa: emi–rose: osberend: iopele: suspendnodisbelief: naamahdarling: optimysticals: youwantmuchmore: thebestoftumbli...

Chill, Cute, and Head: dombinic why do they always show cranberries in thos big pits n its implied its wet and possibly swimmable. do cranberries really grow like that. wh thetaobella You've never heard of The Bog? heartachedreamboy th the what heartachedreamboy #i forget some people dont understand massachusetts EACH ADDITION TO THIS POST MAKES MY BLOOD RUN COLD punkrorschach This is a cranberry bog (unflooded) it's how cranberries grow. Once they're ripe, the blog is flooded and the cranberries harvested. Basically by using big floaty things to round them all up and then scooping them out of the water. heartachedreamboy thank u. i hate it a little less but the horrible little man in my head is still screaming "BOG BODY BOG BODY BOG BODY", but i appreciate the education, bomberqueen17 oh here is a fun lil perspective on cranberry harvesting i never heard about anywhere else. the guy who owns the restaurant right down the road from the farm, who fries our chickens sometimes, is from Boston, with the strongest Boston accent ever, and in a former life before he started slinging reasonably priced barbeque and occasional organic chicken, he was a cranberry farmer. His farm was on the leading edge of kinda using organic/sustainable pest control methods, and one of the things that they did to keep insect damage down was that they encouraged wolf spiders to live in the cranberry field, to eat the bugs. This was all fine and good until they flooded the bog Now, you don't just like flood the bog and then go around it in a boat or whatever. No, you use hip waders to get in there and put the big floaty things where they go and get all the berries and such. Well when you're in the bog in hip waders, that makes you the tallest thing. Wolf spiders can swim a bit, but they don't like it, so they're, quite understandably, looking to climb out of the water onto a tall thing. So yeah the first interview question he always asked potential cranberry bog harvester hires was "are you cool with spiders?" "You'd be amazed," he said to us, shaking his head a little, "how many guys would just straight lie. Like, you think I'm asking you that question to be cute? Nah man you're gonna have like a hundred wolf spiders trying to climb your eyebrows, you gotta be chill, those wolf spiders are fellow employees. You really gotta be chill with spiders if you're gonna work a cranberry harvest." 129,044 notes The Berry Bog
Chill, Cute, and Head: dombinic
 why do they always show cranberries in thos big pits
 n its implied its wet and possibly swimmable. do
 cranberries really grow like that. wh
 thetaobella
 You've never heard of The Bog?
 heartachedreamboy
 th
 the what
 heartachedreamboy
 #i forget some people dont understand
 massachusetts
 EACH ADDITION TO THIS POST
 MAKES MY BLOOD RUN COLD
 punkrorschach
 This is a cranberry bog (unflooded) it's how
 cranberries grow. Once they're ripe, the blog is
 flooded and the cranberries harvested.
 Basically by using big floaty things to round them all
 up and then scooping them out of the water.
 heartachedreamboy
 thank u. i hate it a little less but the horrible little man
 in my head is still screaming "BOG BODY BOG BODY
 BOG BODY", but i appreciate the education,
 bomberqueen17
 oh here is a fun lil perspective on cranberry
 harvesting i never heard about anywhere else. the
 guy who owns the restaurant right down the road
 from the farm, who fries our chickens sometimes, is
 from Boston, with the strongest Boston accent ever,
 and in a former life before he started slinging
 reasonably priced barbeque and occasional organic
 chicken, he was a cranberry farmer.
 His farm was on the leading edge of kinda using
 organic/sustainable pest control methods, and one
 of the things that they did to keep insect damage
 down was that they encouraged wolf spiders to live
 in the cranberry field, to eat the bugs.
 This was all fine and good until they flooded the bog
 Now, you don't just like flood the bog and then go
 around it in a boat or whatever. No, you use hip
 waders to get in there and put the big floaty things
 where they go and get all the berries and such.
 Well when you're in the bog in hip waders, that
 makes you the tallest thing. Wolf spiders can swim a
 bit, but they don't like it, so they're, quite
 understandably, looking to climb out of the water
 onto a tall thing.
 So yeah the first interview question he always asked
 potential cranberry bog harvester hires was "are you
 cool with spiders?"
 "You'd be amazed," he said to us, shaking his head a
 little, "how many guys would just straight lie. Like,
 you think I'm asking you that question to be cute?
 Nah man you're gonna have like a hundred wolf
 spiders trying to climb your eyebrows, you gotta be
 chill, those wolf spiders are fellow employees. You
 really gotta be chill with spiders if you're gonna work
 a cranberry harvest."
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Candy, New York, and Taken: JRehling @JRehling THREAD In 2016, Trump posted a photo of himself that gave away more than he intended. An open desk drawer revealed box after box of Sudafed, piled on top of one another. 11:32 AM Oct 5, 2019 - Twitter Web App 8.1K Retweets 18.9K Likes JRehling @JRehling 23h Replying to @JRehling Even stranger, although the photo was taken in New York, the boxes include a type that is only sold in the United Kingdom, with a different box and distinctive ingredients not found in the U.S. SUDAFED MUCUS RELIEF DAY& NIGHT Capsules Paracetamol, Caffeine & Phenylephrine Reduces mucus Two different capsules-one for day and one for night 16 capsules DAY NIGHT t 486 89 2.4K JRehling @JRehling 23h Sudafed is sometimes used for a high that includes increased alertness, but also has a side effect of pupil dilation t 481 65 2.8K JRehling @JRehling 23h Abuse of this drug was rare, but in order to limits its abuse, regulations were passed limiting the frequency in which an individual could purchase it, and requiring the individual show ID. t270 68 1.9K JRehling @JRehling 23h The desk drawer full of Sudafed, including boxes in New York purchased in the UK indicate that the legal limits of purchase are being circumvented, and that the then-candidate Trump was abusing Sudafed for its high rather than its decongestant effect 27 t490 2.9K JRehling @JRehling 23h From addictionhope.com "A sign of abuse of this drug might be finding a large amount of cold medicine drug packaging among someone's belongings." Addiction Hope: Resources for Those Struggling.. Addiction Hope is an online recovery & support resource site. You'll find education about addicti... addictionhope.com 4 t278 2.1K JRehling @JRehling 23h Beyond pupil dilation, more serious side effects include hallucinations and paranoid psychosis It is very concerning for the entire planet that someone with access to nuclear weapons is showing signs of abusing a drug that leads to paranoid psychosis 16 L 719 4.1K JRehling @JRehling 23h A desk drawer full of a controlled substance, however benign, shows signs that someone is systematically circumventing the law. The side effects of a cold drug are particularly concerning in this case, is a threat to the security of the United States and the world. [END] and this ti394 43 2.7K JRehling @JRehling 23h Note: These observations are not original or complete. @CaslerNoel has posted on this previously, with additional details and deserves all credit for noticing this earlier. NoelCaslerComedy @CaslerNoel Sep 9 Trump snorted Adderall all thru the day on 'Apprentice' he also ate UK. Sudafed like candy. But at night and at parties he switched to cocaine and high-end Methamphetamine that was hand-delivered by Bikers. The point is he was always high. That hasn't changed. @realDonaldTrump 1687 3.2K 45 JRehling @JRehling 16h Replying to @JRehling In response to many who have wondered if the photo is real, it is still up on Trump's Twitter timeline. twitter.com/realdonaldtrum... chaoswolf1982: liberalsarecool: catbirdseat4u: ➣ NBD people…  Just the latest thing trending on Twitter ➣ Oh, and you can access Trump’s original tweet HERE. #SudafedHead Trump is not well. #Sudafed #addict Trump was never well. It’s just that now the proof is coming out.
Candy, New York, and Taken: JRehling
 @JRehling
 THREAD
 In 2016, Trump posted a photo of himself that gave
 away more than he intended. An open desk drawer
 revealed box after box of Sudafed, piled on top of one
 another.
 11:32 AM Oct 5, 2019 - Twitter Web App
 8.1K Retweets
 18.9K Likes

 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 Replying to @JRehling
 Even stranger, although the photo was taken in New York, the boxes
 include a type that is only sold in the United Kingdom, with a different
 box and distinctive ingredients not found in the U.S.
 SUDAFED
 MUCUS RELIEF
 DAY& NIGHT Capsules
 Paracetamol, Caffeine & Phenylephrine
 Reduces mucus
 Two different capsules-one for day
 and one for night
 16 capsules
 DAY
 NIGHT
 t 486
 89
 2.4K
 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 Sudafed is sometimes used for a high that includes increased
 alertness, but also has a side effect of pupil dilation
 t 481
 65
 2.8K

 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 Abuse of this drug was rare, but in order to limits its abuse, regulations
 were passed limiting the frequency in which an individual could
 purchase it, and requiring the individual show ID.
 t270
 68
 1.9K
 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 The desk drawer full of Sudafed, including boxes in New York
 purchased in the UK indicate that the legal limits of purchase are being
 circumvented, and that the then-candidate Trump was abusing
 Sudafed for its high rather than its decongestant effect
 27
 t490
 2.9K
 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 From addictionhope.com
 "A sign of abuse of this drug might be finding a large amount of cold
 medicine drug packaging among someone's belongings."
 Addiction Hope: Resources for Those Struggling..
 Addiction Hope is an online recovery & support
 resource site. You'll find education about addicti...
 addictionhope.com
 4
 t278
 2.1K
 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 Beyond pupil dilation, more serious side effects include hallucinations
 and paranoid psychosis
 It is very concerning for the entire planet that someone with access to
 nuclear weapons is showing signs of abusing a drug that leads to
 paranoid psychosis
 16
 L 719
 4.1K
 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 A desk drawer full of a controlled substance, however benign, shows
 signs that someone is systematically circumventing the law. The side
 effects of a cold drug are particularly concerning in this case,
 is a threat to the security of the United States and the world. [END]
 and this
 ti394
 43
 2.7K

 JRehling @JRehling 23h
 Note: These observations are not original or complete.
 @CaslerNoel has posted on this previously, with additional details and
 deserves all credit for noticing this earlier.
 NoelCaslerComedy @CaslerNoel Sep 9
 Trump snorted Adderall all thru the day on 'Apprentice' he also ate
 UK. Sudafed like candy. But at night and at parties he switched to
 cocaine and high-end Methamphetamine that was hand-delivered
 by Bikers. The point is he was always high. That hasn't changed.
 @realDonaldTrump
 1687
 3.2K
 45
 JRehling @JRehling 16h
 Replying to @JRehling
 In response to many who have wondered if the photo is real, it is still up
 on Trump's Twitter timeline.
 twitter.com/realdonaldtrum...
chaoswolf1982:

liberalsarecool:

catbirdseat4u:


➣ NBD people…  Just the latest thing trending on Twitter
➣ Oh, and you can access Trump’s original tweet HERE.
#SudafedHead


Trump is not well. #Sudafed #addict

Trump was never well. It’s just that now the proof is coming out.

chaoswolf1982: liberalsarecool: catbirdseat4u: ➣ NBD people…  Just the latest thing trending on Twitter ➣ Oh, and you can access Trump’s...

Community, Confused, and Jay: The State of Washington OF STATE THE стоN 1889 THE Proclamation WHEREAS, asexuality is an often unknown and misunderstood sexual orientation; and WHEREAS, people who are asexual but have not heard of asexuality may often feel confused, discouraged, and lonely; and WHEREAS, discovering the asexual community and asexuality can be an affirming, positive, life-changing experience; and WHEREAS, the goal of Asexual Awareness Week is to promote education and understanding about asexuality; and WHEREAS, there are estimated to be at least 70,000 openly identified asexual people in the State of Washington; and WHEREAS, the inclusive and diverse State of Washington is proud to be at the forefront of LGBTQIA+ recognition and acceptance; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim October 20-26, 2019, as Asexual Awareness Week in Washington, and I encourage all people in our state to join me in this special observance Signed this 15th day of October, 2019 Governor Jay Inslee YOVOYOVYOYOYO OCADADAOAOOADADADAOOAOAOAOAGAOAOACAOAO OOO0AOVADADADACOADOAOAODAOAOAOAOODAOOOADAD JADADACAOAVACAUACAOVACAOAOADAGACACADADACAOAOOACADACCADACAUAO YOYOYOYOYOY OYOYOYOYOYOOYOYOOYOWOYO redbeardace: Asexual Awareness Week has been formally recognized by the Governor of the State of Washington!This is BIG.  As far as I have seen, this is the first time Ace Week has ever been recognized anywhere.  This is like an 8.7 on the Awesome Scale big.I want to thank everyone in the Seattle Aces & Aros for helping to bring this together.  And I want to thank Gov. Inslee for making this happen!  From the Palouse to the Pacific, from the Columbia to Canada, the Evergreen State rocks!Full text:The State of Washington Proclamation WHEREAS asexuality is an often unknown and misunderstood sexual orientation; and WHEREAS people who are asexual but have not heard of asexuality may often feel confused, discouraged, and lonely; and WHEREAS discovering asexuality can be an affirming, positive, life-changing experience; and WHEREAS the goal of Asexual Awareness Week is to promote education and understanding about asexuality; and WHEREAS there are estimated to be at least 70,000 openly identified asexual people in the State of Washington; and WHEREAS the inclusive and diverse State of Washington is proud to be at the forefront of LGBTQIA+ recognition and acceptance; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim October 20-26, 2019, as Asexual Awareness Week in Washington, and I encourage all people in our state to join me in this special observance. Signed this 15th day of October, 2019 [signed] Governor Jay InsleeMore details:  http://www.seattleacesandaros.org/2019/10/20/asexual-awareness-week-in-washington/
Community, Confused, and Jay: The State of Washington
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 WHEREAS, discovering the asexual community and asexuality can be an affirming,
 positive, life-changing experience; and
 WHEREAS, the goal of Asexual Awareness Week is to promote education and
 understanding about asexuality; and
 WHEREAS, there are estimated to be at least 70,000 openly identified asexual people in
 the State of Washington; and
 WHEREAS, the inclusive and diverse State of Washington is proud to be at the forefront
 of LGBTQIA+ recognition and acceptance;
 NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby
 proclaim October 20-26, 2019, as
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 in Washington, and I encourage all people in our state to join me in this special observance
 Signed this 15th day of October, 2019
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redbeardace:

Asexual Awareness Week has been formally recognized by the Governor of the State of Washington!This is BIG.  As far as I have seen, this is the first time Ace Week has ever been recognized anywhere.  This is like an 8.7 on the Awesome Scale big.I want to thank everyone in the Seattle Aces & Aros for helping to bring this together.  And I want to thank Gov. Inslee for making this happen!  From the Palouse to the Pacific, from the Columbia to Canada, the Evergreen State rocks!Full text:The State of Washington  Proclamation WHEREAS asexuality is an often unknown and misunderstood sexual orientation; and WHEREAS people who are asexual but have not heard of asexuality may often feel confused, discouraged, and lonely; and WHEREAS discovering asexuality can be an affirming, positive, life-changing experience; and WHEREAS the goal of Asexual Awareness Week is to promote education and understanding about asexuality; and WHEREAS there are estimated to be at least 70,000 openly identified asexual people in the State of Washington; and WHEREAS the inclusive and diverse State of Washington is proud to be at the forefront of LGBTQIA+ recognition and acceptance; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim October 20-26, 2019, as Asexual Awareness Week in Washington, and I encourage all people in our state to join me in this special observance. Signed this 15th day of October, 2019 [signed] Governor Jay InsleeMore details:  http://www.seattleacesandaros.org/2019/10/20/asexual-awareness-week-in-washington/

redbeardace: Asexual Awareness Week has been formally recognized by the Governor of the State of Washington!This is BIG.  As far as I have ...