Anyone found doing this will cease to exist.
Common practices in the honey industry are:
To prevent the queen bee from leaving the hive, honey producers sometimes cut off her wings.
Often, queen bees are artificially inseminated.
Large commercial operations sometimes take all the honey instead of leaving enough for the bees to get through the winter. The honey is than replaced with a cheap sugar substitute.
Most beekeepers remove all the spring-season honey.
In colder areas, some bee keepers will burn the beehives, killing all the bees inside, before the winter starts to reduce cost.
- Bees are often killed or harmed by haphazard handling.
Bees are hardworking animals who deserve to keep the labor of their work. Stealing products from them is a form of exploitation, which should and can be easily avoided
Q: okay one more question. how do you feel about non-vegans/vegetarians? i don’t mean the antagonistic assholes that feel the need to brag about the meat in their diet. just quiet unassuming omnivores that do their thing and leave you to do yours.
A: You’re asking me how I feel about 97% of the world, or if we’re talking about veganism more like 99.9% of the world
In a general sense I’m not going to go out of of my way and personally care about the majority of people in the world so I don’t have anything more than a general opinion and that is you shouldn’t support animal agriculture, full stop. If you’re nomadic / into tribalism / hunter gatherer like a good portion of the world is then even though they’re taking animal lives it isn’t on the scale or impact of someone eating farmed animals, so from a western ethical standpoint I’m somewhat uncomfortable with the animal death, but from an anthropological and ecological standpoint I have the most positive feelings towards omnivores that are living in that style (no, not small farms or local meat or whatever, I mean legitimate tribalism and living off the land with next to zero negative impact)
On a scale of how I feel about omnivores in general indigenous people would be at the very top of my list, if I was going to measure in who I have the most respect for and solidarity with, followed by people in coercively developing countries fighting for the few resources they can, then over on the other side of the spectrum would be freegans and people that, while living in colonized territory, still live a lifestyle comparable to indigenous people in the way of low negative impact.
I honestly don’t have a high opinion of omnivores living in the western occupied world where, in most cases, it’s pretty easy to avoid animal products and, unlike the people mentioned above, their total physical and cultural survival isn’t dependent on it. People in the western world don’t have a relationship with the land and with animals and nature on the same level as “uncivilized” (used as a positive in this context, not as a pejorative. The institution of western imperialist civilization is the true negative.) people. They don’t have a concept of respect or moderation, and they aren’t thinking about what the true consequences of their choices are.
Every day we make choices that have an impact on those around us, human and nonhuman alike. Your choice to eat a cheeseburger doesn’t only contribute to the killing of millions of land animals a day, but it displaces indigenous people so they can clear cut the rain forest and raise cheap beef, and they feed them with grain grown by exploited indigenous people in countries currently being colonized.
This isn’t about diet, it’s about the economics of consumerism, it’s about the genocide of native people across the world to keep up with the demand created by the occupied territories, it’s about the exploitation of humans and animals, where everyone loses, even the consumer when their own health fails from the garbage they’re told to consume. It’s about the last cries of a dying earth. It’s about environmental destruction, plant extinction, animal extinction, greenhouse gasses emitted by the livestock that only increase as we cut down trees to raise more animals, rapidly choking our atmosphere.
No one that contributes to this is unassuming, everyone is responsible for the death of this beautiful and unique planet. We look for complex life in the universe and we haven’t found any, for all we know we could be the only source of complex life in the entire universe and in the last 50 years we’ve done more to destroy it than the last quarter million years of human development. Even if we were to find an earth-like planet, the very nature of life and evolution makes every living thing on this planet completely unique. No matter what we do find, theoretically, we aren’t going to find white rhinos.
I bring this up because it’s important to recognize that the material world is all we have, and it is primary. Our actions are going to destroy our planet completely, we’re already halfway there.
I don’t see this as “me doing my thing and them doing theirs”, I’m doing everything in my power to remove myself from what everyone around me is only accelerating.
So yeah, I prefer to hang out with vegans.
lawn culture is a symptom of the disease we’ve been programmed to have.
#all vegans are white #white vegans #veganism is racist #nobody that isn’t white can be vegan #vegan privilege #crackers
Help is on the way in the form of state-of-the-art medical care at UC Davis for the badly disfigured hero dog of the Philippines.
As the story goes, Kabang, a medium-sized mutt now at UC Davis vet school, lost her snout and upper jaw when she leapt in front of a motorcycle to save two small girls in the Philippines.
It’s hard to look at the animal, who survived despite her massive injuries. An international campaign raised money to send her to UC Davis, where this week she underwent tests and examinations.
Kabang will need at least two surgeries, the first dental and the second a try at closing the gaping wound on the dog’s face. (read the rest)
Wow I just started crying at this
I’m too poor to afford organic foods but ok
too many apocalypse movies
you’ve been watching
Reblogging not just for cats but other critters too.
Take care for critters, y’all.
This happens more often during the colder months when animals seek shelter and warmth, but if a critter wants to cool off out from the sun they may also climb up in there. Growing up our neighbors had a cat who moved her litter of kittens under the hood of the family’s car. When our neighbor drove to and from the store she said it was so loud that she thought there was a hurricane; when she got home she checked under the hood to see what could be wrong with the car and found all but one in litter of kittens dead. I did however get that kitten, and he lived a very long and happy fat life until last year when we had to get him put down after having a stroke at the age of 14 or so.
do you realise the effects factory farming has on the eco system? What kind of conservative kool aid have you been drinking that would lead you to believe not domesticating animals would be bad for the environment?
so many diseases came from domesticating animals. the soy grown in the rainforest goes to feeding domesticated farm animals. the only reason there are so many cows, is because of factory farming. Cows release poisonous gas.
Yeah, I’m pretty positive the eco system would be better off if we left well enough fucking alone.
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On October 4 both my cats came home from their morning playtime near death. Hochie Meow came in mouth open, panting, salivating profusely, and quivering non stop. Within five minutes he could no longer walk or focus his eyes. He started to vomit and foam at the mouth, then letting out painful meows. My husband rushed him to the vet where they let us know he had been poisoned with a can of white chunky albacore tuna mixed with snail poison. It was then that I realize I hadn’t seen my other cat all morning. My friend came over and the search for Squeak began. She found him minutes away from death hiding underneath my deck ready to die. She wrapped him in a blanket and rushed him the another nearby hospital. After almost 9 hours in the hospital both cats are out of the dark. I am selling this print on my etsy, it will probably be a 8x10. Every single penny from the sale of these prints will go to paying off the $1,000+ vet bill we now face because the cruel man next door felt he had a right to do that. (Taken with Instagram)
even if you cant buy the print you can also donate at firstname.lastname@example.org through pay pal.
This same thing happened to my last cat. Exact same thing.
This happened to my baby, Spiral. Somebody had put out cat food mixed with Antifreeze and by the time he had managed his way back home it was too late. It was the most horrible thing I’ve ever experienced, he was in so much pain and we couldn’t do anything to help except cuddle him :(
I don’t understand what possesses people to do things like this.