#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.
That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.
This is why honey is not vegan.
The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.
literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey
Life work of a bee?!!! Nah, bro!
See, bees do a lot more than just collect honey. Infact, collecting honey is the LAST job they do at the end of their life.
Saying it’s their life’s work is like saying that bit of supper you cook yourself at the end of the day is all you’ve done with your day even though you’ve been doing stuff from 7am. I’d tell you the, surprisingly diplomatic, interesting and pleasant, life story of a bee but it’d bee (ayyyyy) to much for this post.
edit: also, domestic bees are so well kept and happy out. You honestly think they would stay if they weren’t happy? If they’re not, they literally pack up shop and move. (Another spectacularly diplomatic and civilised process btw)
when jesus says “i love all my people,” do u think he looks at the men and adds #no homo
aliens don’t wanna hang out with us because we’re embarrassing and also still capitalist
I T I S T I M E
I <3 William Shatner on Twitter
I love how they respond to him, as if he is actually a captain, even more.
I had this dream last night that I was reading a newspaper and the front page headline read ‘CLONE SHEEP DOLLY FOUND TO HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN TATIANA MASLANY’ and I turned to my cat (who was having her morning cup of coffee like that’s a thing) and I said “she really pulled the wool over our eyes”
Kiwi on a treadmill.
well you can tell by the way i use my walk i’m a flightless bird
i can only walk
taylor swift has been on tumblr for all of a week and she’s already running around in highly tumblr-specific meme t-shirts… how soon until she embraces anti-capitalism
I fucking love living in Britain, where this is an actual occurence.
you are absolutely right yes
I have to say this show is at its absolute best when you’re not actually watching it. Bless you, bless this fandom, bless this vaguely pornographic gifset.
Who are the hated popular group in high schools these days? Like, how we always complained on our myspaces and livejournals about “preps.” Who are the “preps” of today?
It’s p much cozies vs. modders, cheerhards, fruit babies, et cetera, plus you’ve got your muppet girls, wraiths, mechanoids and whatnot. Cozies only really get on with each other, though they might date a muppet girl or two. Fruit babies are cool with anyone who’s not a cozy. Modders always want to date mechanoids, of course, but they rarely get a chance to. Modders stay underappreciated, honestly. Cheerhards are vicious, razors in their pompons and all that, going around shoving everyone else into lockers (except for wraiths, who are incorporeal).
I paid serious banknote for this 411, use it well.
when rappers brag about being rich and breaking the law but then whine when people illegally download their music