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For those of us who really get what vegan means and DO NOT EAT HONEY. We also try to avoid buying leather, wool, silk and other animal derived products.
Latest Activity: May 16
The term ‘vegan’ was coined by Donald Watson in 1944 and adopted by The Vegan Society of England, founded later that year. Their definition of veganism, accepted as the decisive standard worldwide, is...
“…a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals.”
People who call themselves ‘vegetarian’ but eat fish, or ‘vegan’ but eat honey, are ‘pescetarians’ and ‘vegetarians’ respectively, and should please stop muddying the water for the rest of us.
I ♥ Honeybees group
Find alternatives to your favourite foods/products before you go vegan, that way it'll be a lot easier and there's less chance of failure (though there's nothing wrong in trying several times before it sticks, which is often the case).
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