Voice For Elephants

Voice For Elephants

Elephants are poached every day for their tusks and considered "trophies," It's time to change that, not go back.
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Normally, I stay quiet in anything regarding politics or my personal political opinion. I never try to post on social media about our President in a negative manner. And you will never know where I stand on those terms. I was raised to respect those in service. Troops, Law Enforcement, the President running our country even if no one else does, and I still do. But this subject, I just can not stay silent. I am disgusted. Outraged.


Lifting a ban on “trophies” of elephant tusks is absolutely horrendous. Elephants are gentle and beautiful majestic animals. We are blessed to have such a magnificent animal on this earth. I still can not believe to this day, that Elephants are still being hunted for their tusks. Not their tusks, but the ivory that their tusks are made out of.

Elephants are dangerously endangered. Every day we lose more and more Elephants due to poaching. One day there will be no more, and will you regret it then? And now OUR President wants to lift the ban on them? NO. It is not right. WE all come from the Animal kingdom. Would you like to be hunted and claimed as a “trophy”? Like your life was worthless, just something to be placed on a shelf or be sold for a disgusting profit.

Elephants don’t have a voice in this. What if you didn’t? You wouldn’t like it, would you? I like having a say in my life. Career choices, where I go on my free time, what I do with my life. How about you?



We have to be the VOICE for the Elephants and all animals who are be hunted as “trophies”. I urge everyone to think about this. Speak up.

Working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom taught me a lot about these animals. Especially the elephants. It was my favorite thing to talk about with guests, the Disney Conservation Fund. I encouraged many guests to donate and often donated myself when I could to help save these animals. Now, even though I have since left Disney and returned home to focus on my career, I will never stop being a voice for these animals. I encourage everyone to stand with me. Raise awareness. Donate if you can to a conservation fund. If you are traveling to Walt Disney World, ask an Animal Kingdom Cast Member about donating. Research it, they will take any amount. Every penny counts. And Disney will match your donation 100%. Together, we can save the Elephants and more endangered animals. Above all else, be a VOICE.

Elephant’s tusks are being hunted still. The lifting of the ban has since been on hold pending further reviewing as I read. But it only lifts the ban so that US Sport Hunting will be allowed in the African countries. Poaching is still happening regardless of the US. I encourage everyone to take a stand. What if we stopped buying IVORY? The want and need of IVORY goes down, that may help stop poaching of Elephants. I know there is still A LOT of work to do. But everything counts. I hope everyone, including those with power, will think of the Elephants and all of the endangered animals and what impact we have on them and this beautiful world.

I do not mean to offend. Or state against our President, as I don’t really know all of the story, only what is being released. I am merely voicing my opinion on this matter and standing up for the Elephants. Thank you.

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30 Bee Puns To Get You Through The Day

These puns are as sweet as honey.
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There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"


5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"


7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"


11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"


13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."


17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."


28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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Alternative Energy, The New Standard?

As the need for other sources of energy becomes more pressing, what do we do?

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In grade school, you probably learned about renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. The non-renewable ones consisting of mainly fossil fuels and the renewable consisting of wood or some other type that can easily be replaced.

As more and more people become consumers of coal, oil and natural gas, the United States slowly became less reliant on wood for an energy source.

Up until about the mid-1800s, wood supplied nearly all of the nation's energy needs. Today, much of the use of renewable energy is increasing, mainly those such as wind and solar. Why is this happening? Well, unlike fossil fuels the renewables regenerate.

What is alternative energy? Alternative energy is ANY energy source that is an alternative to fossil fuel. This includes anything from solar power to hydro and oceanic power that can address the concerns that are put out by fossil fuels. By switching to these we can ensure a safe and habitable planet for future generations.

What do you think of when you hear alternative energy? Is it clean? Renewable? Many people assume both those things but they also feel that it may not be the most cost-effective. Which is true right now. Even so, alternative energy is still the answer.

10¹⁶ watts - which is roughly about the amount of energy that can be harnessed from the solar radiation that falls on a planet from its parent star or a Type 1 on the Kardashev Scale.

So where does that put us in today's settings?

Well, currently we are at 0.73 on the Kardashev scale. This means that while we are most likely going to be a Type 1 that is, if we keep burning fossil fuels. This is why alternative energy is so important.

So now that we know this, the best way to reach a Type 1 status is to rely on the sun for most of our energy, if not all. of course, this isn't the only good source of renewable energy. However, with solar come the problem of reliability. What do you do on the days that aren't sunny or are windy and rainy? Well, we could always go back to coal and oil, or follow California's example of overproducing and then storing energy that isn't used for a later date.

And Solar isn't the only option out there. These several others including hydro and wind energy.

One of the major advantages of alternative or renewable energy includes that it is renewable (and while it is possible), the chances of running out of it completely are slim.

The disadvantage? It is harder to produce higher amounts of energy that is produced by the burning of fossil fuels. This means either we need to reduce the amount that we use or build more energy producing centers or balancing many different power sources.

The sooner we get better about investing in other and cleaner energies, the sooner we will be able to see the benefits of it, whether that be in the future or now.

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