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Save Lions with Commissions!

sahrazart:

Hi everyone! 

I had this idea yesterday, and I don’t know if it would work but here it is: 
I really, truly want to help save lions in the wild. Their population is dwindling because of poaching, hunting, because their habitats are being threatened etc. You can read all about it here: 

Big Cats Initiative

Build a Boma

This is a very important issue to me. And I know there are other very important and pressing issues in the world as well, but I chose this one for now. And I want to make a difference by starting a fundraiser with the Big Cat Initiative lead by National Geographic!

But it’s going to be a sort of drawing fundraiser!

So my idea was to open what I’m going to call ”Donation-Commissions” or Dommissions hahaha. Basically, it would be just like commissions (you ask for something, I draw it), but for a good and important cause! Instead of sending money to my paypal or my bank account, it would be to my campaign.

and ALL proceeds would go for the cause! Every single penny you pay for your commission. 

I’m interested to know what you all think! The cool part is that (1) You would get a piece of art. (2) You would be helping out Big Cats in the wild and making a difference. (3) This might motivate me to draw more! 
My goal would be 750$ (it’s ambitious, I know but I’ll also ask for friends and family to donate to the cause during Christmas or on my birthday as gifts to me!) 

If this sounds interesting, please let me know in the comments below! If you want to save Lions too and team up with me PLEASE let me know, or send me a note or something so that we can figure something up!

I’m still trying to set up the logistics of it all and start my on-line campaign. If I see there is a least a little bit of interest in this idea, I’ll make another journal post with more details available to you regarding payment/confirmation of payment methods, types of commissions, etc. 

Art Trades: 
With The Troglodyte
Go check her out ;) 

Let’s cause an Uproar together! :) 

zzbbtt:

I love dogs so much

zzbbtt:

I love dogs so much

breakingnews:

Michael Dunn found guilty of 1st-degree murder in Florida
First Coast News: Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis in 2012 after a dispute over loud music.
A jury previously convicted Dunn of three counts of attempted second-degree murder at his first trial in February for the teens inside the SUV with Davis when he died, but deadlocked on a murder charge for the death of Davis.Photo credit: Bob Self/Staff Photographer

breakingnews:

Michael Dunn found guilty of 1st-degree murder in Florida

First Coast News: Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis in 2012 after a dispute over loud music.

A jury previously convicted Dunn of three counts of attempted second-degree murder at his first trial in February for the teens inside the SUV with Davis when he died, but deadlocked on a murder charge for the death of Davis.

Photo credit: Bob Self/Staff Photographer

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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Fact check source

#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

Photo source

Fact check source

#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

Soooo, has anyone heard any more about that supposed redux of the Codex Seraphinianus that was supposed to be released sometime in October? Considering October begins tomorrow and all…

tranarchistbitch:

alrightalrightalrightalyssa:

lascapigliata:

"Talk Dirty to Me" covered by Postmodern Jukebox

This week, we decided to find out how Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” would sound if it was written as a traditional klezmer tune. Robyn even painstakingly translated the rap by 2 Chainz into Yiddish (file that one under: Things You Can Only See on the Internet).

This is incredible.

queerbling
oh my glob
coffeeandcockatiels:

paperbeatsscissors:

the struggle is real


Tiniest foot tutorial. Can add toes or just have shoe. Is good. Have day.

coffeeandcockatiels:

paperbeatsscissors:

the struggle is real

Tiniest foot tutorial. Can add toes or just have shoe. Is good. Have day.

yourscientistfriend:

Whoa dude what’s going on in Hong Kong

protests for democracy and universal suffrage

i’d recommend princessoffloral as someone to follow if you want more info/updates