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Created on: 03/21/14 08:42 PM Views: 762 Replies: 5
how can we prevent insects from dying / harm?
Posted Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I am not sure if this is true. I was reading about how some vegans use honey rather than any other sweetener, as it's what they consider the lesser evil / least amount of harm, because less harm is done if any, for these bees, compared to the sugar taken from sugar-cane resulting in more insect harm.

Also, by that token, a vegan could not eat vegetables because any harvesting or taking from a vegetable garden inevitably causes some of the poor insects to die...

I guess I am asking, as a result of all this, not to mention slip-ups that are inevitable because we are not perfect - is it fair to say..there is no one-size fits all for vegans? we must define it for ourselves personally and well, just do the best we can?

i wish i could avoid cars and plants and whatever else inevitably requires infringing on animal/insects, but in realistic terms this isn't possible Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

RE: how can we prevent insects from dying / harm?
Posted Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3:54 AM

There are just only so many things I can worry about. Every time I drive my car bugs are smashed on the front. I'm sure on my way to the mailbox I step on an ant or two.

I found a highly poisonous Brown Recluse spider once, I killed it dead. If that means I can't call myself vegan then so be it.

"Also, by that token, a vegan could not eat vegetables because any harvesting or taking from a vegetable garden inevitably causes some of the poor insects to die..." - Seriously, we have to eat something.

"i wish i could avoid cars and plants and whatever else inevitably requires infringing on animal/insects, but in realistic terms this isn't possible" Correct - in realistic terms this isn't possible and I'm not going to worry about it.

Vikki ~

RE: how can we prevent insects from dying / harm?
Posted Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:52 PM

From everything I have ever read in regard to this topic the only thing that will survive once we are thru destroying our planet the only thing that will survive are insects. So I think they are covered. We humans are the ones in trouble. Smile Sad Smile

RE: how can we prevent insects from dying / harm?
Posted Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 6:24 AM

brittasmom wrote:

From everything I have ever read in regard to this topic the only thing that will survive once we are thru destroying our planet the only thing that will survive are insects. So I think they are covered. We humans are the ones in trouble. Smile Sad Smile

Well said!

Vikki ~

RE: how can we prevent insects from dying / harm?
Posted Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 6:43 AM

brittasmom wrote:

From everything I have ever read in regard to this topic the only thing that will survive once we are thru destroying our planet the only thing that will survive are insects. So I think they are covered. We humans are the ones in trouble. Smile Sad Smile

Well said!

Vikki ~

RE: how can we prevent insects from dying / harm?
Posted Monday, March 24, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Thank you all! I feel that we can really only..do so much. In my opinion...the vegetarian is already well ahead of the omnivore who eats the typical fast-food or meat diet. And even someone who is vegetarian say, 90% of the time...the vegan who is striving to always be vegan, and maybe is successful 90% of time, to me, that is the most important part. The more we do, in the ways that we can.


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