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#1 Old 12-05-2008, 08:16 AM
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Honey superthread: discuss [non]vegan-ness of honey here

I've considered myself to one who eats a vegan diet for about 5 years, and while I don't particularly care for honey, I don't avoid it.



What's the problem with honey? The industry allows for a safe place for the bees to live in peace, and encourages pollination in areas close to crops.



What's the problem with bee cultivation?



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Aughhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Another honey thread!



Do a search for honey and 4856645724586751288128657846572657 threads will come up to inform you.



Here's the short of it: It's not vegan. It's an animal product. It's not ours to take. Bees are harmed in procuring it.

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^^^ yep.



basically.



bees = not plants.

honey = animal product.

using bees and then stealing bees honey = not cool.
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bees = not plants.

Human earwax is a not a plant either, but it's vegan and I eat lots of it.

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I kicked the habit. Think of it this way. It is bug vomit. (really!) And it has bug leggies stuck in it when they steal it from the little beasites. EEw. Even if you don't think it matters what a bug feels, that's just gross.
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Human earwax is a not a plant either, but it's vegan and I eat lots of it.



well, as long as you're not frosting your brownies with bee-earwax, and don't bake me any vegan treats, i'm gonna try and be ok with that.
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How does it harm them?
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I admit to wondering sometimes if the Vegan Society hasn't originally included honey on the list if the average vegan now would really care about it. Regardless of if we harvest the honey bees are transported all over the place in order to pollinate crops, so pretty much any fruit could be a result of their husbandry.

I actually recieved some vegan leafletting that urged vegans to not equate honey with meat or dairy and eggs because to the rest of the world it makes us look a little unstable. I'm all for someone cutting it out of their diet if they want but I do personally find it the most problematic of the pure vegan stance.
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How does it harm them?



brandons link should indeed do it.



also, i remember my neighbour (who kept bees) putting some in the freezer every year to send them off for disease testing. i doubt that was the highlight of their little lives, or did them a whole lot of good.
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Whats right with honey?
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Honey is not vegan. Whether you eat it or not is up to you. Do your research, decide if you care and make your decision based on that.
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http://www.vegetus.org/honey/honey.htm



That should cover it.





Thanks dude, that's what I was looking for. That's the example of a good and productive response.



To everyone else that shat on this thread, I'm not fussed. Topics can (and will) come up more than once in your lifetime. Get over it.
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Thanks dude, that's what I was looking for. That's the example of a good and productive response.



To everyone else that shat on this thread, I'm not fussed. Topics can (and will) come up more than once in your lifetime. Get over it.



The search feature is there for a reason, though. And this topic has come up way more than once. Try like 3158191984 times. People are bound to get annoyed to hear the same question asked over and over and over and over.
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To everyone else that shat on this thread, I'm not fussed.

I didn't **** on this thread, I just threw up some grape juice over it.

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The search feature is there for a reason, though. And this topic has come up way more than once. Try like 3158191984 times. People are bound to get annoyed to hear the same question asked over and over and over and over.





Tough s**t.



You can get annoyed if you want inside, but there's no need for old-schoolers of the board to make it so damn obvious that they are annoyed with newbies who neglected to do a search.

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Tough s**t.



You can get annoyed if you want inside, but there's no need for old-schoolers of the board to make it so damn obvious that they are annoyed with newbies who neglected to do a search.



I can get annoyed on the inside, and I can also post it if I want, too.
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I kicked the habit. Think of it this way. It is bug vomit. (really!) And it has bug leggies stuck in it when they steal it from the little beasites. EEw. Even if you don't think it matters what a bug feels, that's just gross.



That's what I tell people...or that it's food for bees and not for mees....
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I'm sure one can post about being annoyed if another can post about their meta-annoyance with said annoyed individual.
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I'm sure one can post about being annoyed if another can post about their meta-annoyance with said annoyed individual.



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Alright, I think that's enough. Let's get back on topic .
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The only reason I can come up with in defense of humans eating honey is the enjoyment from placing a jar of honey on the kitchen table and when entering the house, yelling "honey, I'm home".

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Oops....I'm a Vegetarian that is also a Beekeeper.

We took up Beekeeping to combat the damage Commercial Beekeepers are causing with their chemicals and forced migrations of colonies.

It is the Hobbiest Beekeepers that are going to save the species. IMHO
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There are also some Hobbit beekeepers, but they're being driven out of business by the evil beekeepers of Mordor who employ thousands of orcs to mass-produce honey.

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Whats right with honey?

Nuthin' wrong with your honey, big boy.



Oops, wrong thread!

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Honey is not vegan. Whether you eat it or not is up to you. Do your research, decide if you care and make your decision based on that.



+1. The link you were given before covers the basis. Pretty much the vegan stance on honey is that many many bees are killed in the making of honey, and its unnecessary for our survival but necessary for theirs.



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The search feature is there for a reason, though. And this topic has come up way more than once. Try like 3158191984 times. People are bound to get annoyed to hear the same question asked over and over and over and over.



dude. This is a discussion board. People come here to discuss things, and if you've been here long enough I'm pretty sure everything has been discussed. The thing that changes is who's participating in the discussion. If people stopped posting because something was discussed before, well, this would be a pretty dead forum.
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