please sign this petition to end deep sea trawling in the EU
“Imagine this: what if you had a little house on a large plot of wild, beautiful untouched woods. Although you loved to look out of your window and look at the trees, you rarely wandered out into it. You have a TV, what would be the point? And so one day some folks came to your door and asked if they could hunt for geese on your grounds- they’d pay you handsomely for it. Well, you take that money and watch as they roll massive machine guns down your driveway and disappear into the thicket. Day after day, they emerge with truckloads of geese- did you know there were so many geese in there? No, you didn’t. And then one day, the trucks stop coming and going so often, and then finally they stop coming altogether. So you decide to go look into these woods of yours and see what else you didn’t know was there.
And as you walk, you suddenly come upon piles and piles of animals and birds you’ve never seen. They are heaped everywhere, carelessly, shocking, the casualties of a war you didn’t realize was happening right in your backyard. And worse still, you realize that not only are these animals and birds you’ve never seen, they’re lifeforms that no one has ever seen. And so you walk around your wood, and wonder why it’s so quiet… until you realize it’s because the sounds of the life are no longer there. Your woods are empty. And the grasses are trampled, trees felled because they were in the way, trees that might have been there for thousands of years… And all you can think is, ‘I wish I had done something to stop this…’ and then, worse still, ‘I could have done something to stop this…’ That is what’s happening in our oceans as we speak. Welcome to deep-sea bottom trawling.
You can do something to stop it. We all can. Let’s not wait until it’s too late.”
“Obstacles and difficulties which repel mediocre men are a necessity and nourishment to genius. They mature and elevate it, when in an easier road it would have remained cold.”—Théodore Géricault (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world? Because, proper-
ly attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is sug-
gestion. Can one be passionate about the just, the
ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit
to no labor in its cause? I don’t think so.
All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds towards radiance. The gospel of
light is the crossroads of—indolence, or action.
i just tried to tumbl this but i did it wrong and the photo came out funny so i think you just need to visit the site yourself, it’s bigger and easier to read there. if you could please take four and a half minutes to read this amazing amazingly creative and informative comic strip and then another 30 seconds to sign the petition here: http://petition.bloomassociation.org/stop-the-destruction-of-deep-sea/
your help makes such a huge difference. thank you in advance!
“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”—gettysburg address.