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Animal Cruelty: It’s Time You Actively Fight The Menace

By |2021-05-13T15:34:31+01:00January 28th, 2021|

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Animal cruelty practices are making over the world every day where millions of animals are killed ruthlessly. And perhaps there seems no end to this brutality of people starving their dogs to death or killing them to dine on a delicious meal for the day. 

The animal cruelty cases present several menaces acts, including intentional abuse, animal hoarding, simple or gross neglect, and animal sexual assault. This calls for an urgent need to implement strict laws guarding the lives of various innocent creatures who’ve got no one combating for their rights.

Causes of animal cruelty

There roots in no specific reason behind animal cruelty, and people, practicing it look no different than your neighbor, friend, or boss. However, many of the motives arise out of human self-interest that aligns similar to practices of child abuse or domestic violence. Herein one doesn’t see animal abuse as an immoral offense and can justify his/her behavior in myriad ways.

Yet, recent studies formulated some of the inflicts resulting in animal barbarity, including:

  • Animal use for monetary gains: Animals have been an easy source of earning profits. Selling animal meat, furs, pelts, or by-products, casting animal entertainment shows, etc., are popular money-making trades promoting the act of animal cruelty as a justifiable offense.
  • Disregarding animal emotions: Some people believe that animals don’t have any true feelings and that any behavior or action towards animals projects no harm to their well being. Nonetheless, the truth is that animals truly emote to their surroundings and feel every emotion from pain, joy, despair, hope, and loneliness.
  • Using animals as an object: Animals are often viewed merely as objects and not as sentient beings. They’re victimized as a means to dump and satisfy human emotions or needs. For instance, a hunter may view a rabbit as food for his family and not as a beautiful creature shot down in his rifle.

How can you fight this menace?

Now that you know how brutally these animals are being treated by us humans, it’s about time we take some meaningful steps towards curbing this. 

For this, we all need to pledge collectively to ensure that these poor souls can peacefully (and fearlessly) live on the planet. 

Here’s a quick rundown of some ways in which you can help eradicate animal cruelty:

  • It all starts with spreading awareness about the gravity of the situation. Kids can be taught from an initial level so that they learn to respect the lives of animals. 
  • Shifting to the vegan diet can be a viable solution when it comes to shaking the prevalent roots of animal cruelty. 
  • Next up, you can be mindful of consuming only those food products that are animal cruelty-free certified. 
  • Your beauty accessories might also be the culprit because this industry has had a terrible reputation for its regard for animals. 
  • Lastly, check the clothing you buy to ensure it doesn’t include animal-based leather or any other aspect that might point towards animal cruelty. 

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Air Pollution: Is There Any way Out?

By |2021-05-13T15:34:47+01:00December 25th, 2020|

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If you look at the world that we live in, you will see both luxury and misery. However, that’s just the surface level observation — beneath it all exists the misery that nature endures due to our luxury. Pollution and air pollution mainly is what we are talking about. We gave birth to it, and now it is coming to take our lives. There must be a way out, though. While completely getting out of it by ourselves might sound like a dream, we can still protect ourselves from it.

Let’s discuss :

Stay indoors

We know it’s practically impossible to never go out of your house. It is not healthy for you either. However, you must check air pollution levels on a daily basis. Whenever you see that it is higher than usual, stay indoors. 

Don’t exercise in areas where air pollution is too high

You will always find parks near highways or busy roads. While the government thinks it is going to bring down the pollution level, it is not a good idea for you to exercise in areas where air pollution is too high. 

Use less energy

If you want to help yourself and others at the same time, use less energy at home. Try saving as much electricity as you can, be it day or night. This way you will be able to save money and the planet too. It is like hitting two targets with one stone. 

Quit smoking 

Smoking is like a slow death, not just for you but the planet as well. So, quit smoking as soon as you can. It might take some time for you to adjust to your new lifestyle, but it is what’s best for you. Moreover, you will also be saving the money that you would otherwise be spending on cigarettes. 

Don’t burn trash

A lot of people are in the habit of burning their trash in their backyard or terrace. It is one of the most terrible things to do to the planet. Always dump your trash precisely where you are supposed to. Also, avoid burning firewood. 

Walk more

Avoid driving whenever you can. Fuel emissions from vehicles are one of the main reasons behind the soaring air pollution we are forced to live with. Walk more or use a bicycle. It is an excellent way to keep up with your fitness while looking after the environment. 

Wear a mask

If you have to go out in an area where air pollution levels are too high, don’t forget to wear a mask. Besides, make sure that your mask is capable of filtering the air that you breathe. Otherwise, it defeats the whole purpose. 

Install an air purifier at your home 

It might sound like a significant investment, but it is a good one. In fact, it is a need of time to install an air purifier at your home. You can spend some money and get fresh air. It does sound like a great deal. 

So, these were some handy tips for you to keep yourself from the barbaric effects of air pollution. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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Climate Change: How Did We End Up Here?

By |2021-05-13T15:34:51+01:00December 15th, 2020|

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If we take our eyes off of the money and power for a moment, we are exposed to bigger issues that we have been ignoring for a long while now. Yes, we are talking about climate change. 

It is probably the only matter that humans, as a race, should be really concerned about. After all, it could take our lives much earlier than we thought. 

The primary reason why climate change is an alarming cause is our negligence and exploitative nature. Let’s have a closer look at how we ended up here. 

The emissions of Greenhouse Gases

It is a widely known fact that greenhouse gases are responsible for trapping heat in the environment. Scientists discovered this in the 1800s itself. While there are many greenhouse gases, Carbon Dioxide is single-handedly accountable for shooting up global warming by a disturbing percentage. 

If we look at carbon dioxide emissions because of human activities from all across the world, we will all drop our jaws. They increased by a whopping 400 percent since the 1950s. This is why global warming is not to be taken lightly. 

If you think about some 800,000 years ago, you will see a pattern of Earth’s natural climate cycle. This all happened between warmer interglacial periods and the ice ages. The last ice age ended 20,000 years ago, and the average temperature across the globe increased by 3 degrees Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius. This happened during a period of 10,000 years. 

The rises in temperature that occurred during the last 200 years have a direct connection to the increase in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Everything is interconnected, and human greed is to be blamed. 

Solar influences

When talking about Climate Change, it would be unfair not to include the main source of all heat on our Planet Earth. The closest Star, The center of the Solar System; The Sun. We cannot just rule out the possibility that even the slightest change in its output heat and light can affect the terrestrial ecosystems in significant ways. The light and heat coming from the Sun is called Solar Irradiance and is highly responsible for Climate Change lately. 

The sun goes through 11-year cycles of activity when it goes from stormy to quiet and then back to the solar storms again. When it’s stormy, Scientists like Thomas Woods at NASA have been using SORCE (Solar Radiation and Climate Experiments) to measure the most significant storms on the Sun. They have stated, “The fluctuations in the solar cycle impact Earth’s global temperature by about 0.1 degree Celsius, slightly hotter during solar maximum and cooler during solar minimum.”

While we have tried our best to walk you through the main reasons behind climate change, there are always more explanations. The best way to stay informed and safe is by reading about the observations that scientists have made.

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