Happy belated 420 everyone.
I just wrote an article about why America should legalise drugs. Most of the reasons people tend to come up with is a person’s rights over their own body, the ridiculousness of criminalising something that only ‘harms’ yourself, and the relative safety regarding certain illegal substances (like marijuana) as opposed to legal substances (like alcohol).
These are all very true, but I thought I would try and get away from the personal reasons and focus on how legalising drugs could have huge positive ramifications on America’s messed up prison system, disproportionate representation of African Americans in American prisons, the fact that the punishment often does not fit the crime, how legalising drugs could help with overcrowding, how many Americans are actually in jail because of drug-related offences etc.
I am not from America. I should also admit that I have not been to America so a lot of my information comes from articles, statistics and Orange Is The New Black. If anyone is from the states and/or knows about the prison system and has any comments on my article or the issues relating to drugs, racism, prisons and crime please let me know!
Check out my article by clicking here or going to https://mcxv.com/real-reason-drugs-legalised-america-no-dont-just-want-get-high/
Have any of you seen Pedigree Dogs Exposed? For anyone who doesn’t know this was a 2008 documentary that looked at the many health problems that plague pedigree dogs as a result of years of selective breeding for dog shows and a disturbing amount of incest. After reading a recent Guardian article about the health of pugs I was inspired to write something I’ve been meaning to write for over a year, which is an article on pedigree dogs and the issues brought up by the Exposed documentaries. You can read my full article by going here: https://mytrendingstories.com/article/the-truth-about-pedigree-dogs/
Dogs 100 years ago vs dogs today
All images were taken from https://dogbehaviorscience.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/100-years-of-breed-improvement/. To find out more about Pedigree Dogs Exposed and its aftermath refer to Jemima’s blog http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.co.uk/
Gardens by the Bay in Singapore is a one place stop where every few steps you walk is a photo moment. The place has so many attractions one after other that it seems like a right fit for lazy people like me. Put me in one spot and too many sightseeing places off my checklist😀. The […]
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I’m in Australia! I have a separate travel blog, so if you’re interested and like the pictures below take a look at https://theflyingvegetarian.wordpress.com
More coming soon. Just to think two weeks ago I was working in my office
Here is a shot of Kumbuka, the male silver back and father of two baby gorillas at ZSL London zoo.
Pretty Moth from ZSL London Zoo to perk up your Monday morning and remind you that nature is both beautiful and really weird.
Because who doesn’t love Giraffes?
These are just some of the beautiful butterflies and moths in ZSL’s Butterfly Paradise walk through. Forget the horrible cold and windy weather outside and the fact there’s another four sleeps to the weekend and let yourself be transported to a magical and airy world.
Pretty tea like moth
Here is a photo of one of ZSL’s beautiful, deadly and endangered Sumatran tigers to chase away your Monday blues and remind you that nature is beautiful and even though they can eat you Tiger’s are pretty damn cute.
Here are some pictures from ZSL London Zoo to perk up your Sunday afternoon and remind you that animals are awesome, the natural world is fascinating and butterflies are pretty.
Spot the monkey..
Am I the only one who thinks this Eel is adorable?
I love a good Llama
Okay enough now