scalestails:

Please! Feeding ducks and geese also creates other problems like:
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 Behavior: 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.
Source: http://birding.about.com/od/birdfeeders/a/feedingducksbread.htm
More sources:
http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehadm/swimming/pdf/no_feed_ducks.pdf
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/9/pdf/goose%20conflicts/gooseconflict-4.pdf
http://voices.yahoo.com/why-not-feeding-ducks-643061.html?cat=58
http://therapidian.org/please-dont-feed-ducks

scalestails:

Please! Feeding ducks and geese also creates other problems like:

  • 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 Behavior: 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.

Source: http://birding.about.com/od/birdfeeders/a/feedingducksbread.htm

More sources:

http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehadm/swimming/pdf/no_feed_ducks.pdf

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/9/pdf/goose%20conflicts/gooseconflict-4.pdf

http://voices.yahoo.com/why-not-feeding-ducks-643061.html?cat=58

http://therapidian.org/please-dont-feed-ducks

Ben Affleck speaks about Islamophobia X

gaywrites:

BREAKING: The same-sex marriage ban in North Carolina has been struck down! Marriage equality in North Carolina! 

gaywrites:

BREAKING: The same-sex marriage ban in North Carolina has been struck down! Marriage equality in North Carolina! 

Natalie Dormer for People Magazine

deans-pudding:

“oh, there are pictures.. I keep them where I need the most cheering up.”

For those who don’t know the story behind this:

Before Maggie was born, Homer Simpson worked at the Nuclear Plant because he needed the money to pay for all the debt. Once Homer Simpson finally payed the debt, he quit his job to work at his dream job at the bowling alley. When Homer Simpson found out that Marge was pregnant with Maggie, he became depressed that he had to quit his job at the bowling alley because the salary couldn’t support them. When Homer Simpson begged Mr. Burns for his old life back, he put a plaque that reads “Don’t Forget: You’re Here Forever.” When Maggie was born, Homer instantly fell in love with her. When Lisa asked Homer where did all Maggie’s baby pictures went, Homer explains that he keeps it where he needs it the most.

i cant handle this 

tropicalfruitbabe:

*doesn’t check bank account*
*pretends everything is fine*

Reblog if you don’t care if someone is transgender, straight, gay, lesbian or bisexual.

lilly3970:

help-im-free:

starsofgallifrey:

nniam:

braveststyles:

 

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REBLOG FOLLOWERS.

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As long as you’re willing to love, you’re alright in my book <3

 i fucking love this.

This is amazing <3

No H8

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If you don’t rebolg this:

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^ you sir, killed me

I WAS GONNA REBLOG IN THE FIRST PLACE BUT THEN I SEEN THE LAST GIF AND IT GAVE ME ANOTHER REASON TO REBLOG

New laptop &lt;3

New laptop <3