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    Default Why don't vegans use honey?

    Hi everybody, here are some links about vegan and honey:
    Why Honey is Not Vegan
    Is honey vegan?
    Joanne Stepaniak on honey
    The Vegan Society on bees
    The Vegan Society on honey

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    Trivia Question: Guess what was one of the most hotly debated issues of the day when Donald Watson, along with six friends, coined the term "vegan" and founded the Vegan Society in 1944?

    Answer: Honey!
    True - and we know what their conclusion was!

    I know some people think that since most humans - including vegans - are buying plants that are harvested in a mechanical way that may mean that mice or insects are harmed or killed in the process, we might as well harm or kill bees as well. And while it's true that we may harm or even kill insects or other animals unintentionally, or even kill a human in a car accident unintenionally, vegans don't think that this gives us an excuse to kill or harm someone else - intentionally or not.

    Plus, it's not only about counting dead insects or harmful actions, it's a about a way to look at other, living beings. If we don't see other humans or non-humans as our slaves, why enter their territory and disturb their lives in a way they clearly are not happy with?

    There is a reason that insects can bite and sting: they don't want us to mishandle, threat, hurt or kill them. Bees are working intensively to produce honey - to produce a single jar of honey, foraging honey bees have to travel the equivalent of three times around the world - and there's simply no fair arguments for stealing the outcome of their hard work.
    Last edited by Korn; Apr 13th, 2009 at 10:37 PM.
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