This is my gallery proposal for my exhibition space for my senior thesis! I really hope I get this spot, but all the other majors except illustrators don’t do the visual mock-up, so maybe that means us illustrators have an edge?
The images are mostly place-holders and wips… for now!
Hamlet, you are my best friend and the most amazing person I know. You are always so giving and, even on your special day when YOU should be the one being pampered, you give gifts to other people who don’t deserve it at all.
There’s no way I can compensate you for being so generous and so selfless, always looking out for me, and being so encouraging. I’m not even talented by half to give you a birthday present that you deserve, but I sincerely hope you have a fantastic day, sweetheart!
1. Having sense perception; conscious.
2. Experiencing sensation, thought, or feeling.
Synonyms: any sentient creature should have the good sense to avoid something so dangerous: (capable of) feeling/thinking, cognitive, conscious, aware.
Bees are the proud owners of the second most complex language that we know of (the famous bee dance, second only to human speech/sign language). There is no concrete evidence to suggest that plants are capable of fear or pain, but even if there were, I would still be vegan because it takes less life total to cultivate plants and eat them directly than it does to cultivate plants, feed them to animals, and then kill and eat the animals. Less death total, less pain total, more compassion. I do have to eat to live, but the way I can do that and inflict the least pain possible for others is by eating a plant-based diet.
qschoolcandidate asked you: So I was wondering, I’ve seen a lot of y’all that practice veganism say folks shouldn’t collect honey from bees because that’s exploiting their labor, etc. Does that logic extend to other insects/bugs? Like are you against extermination services for things like…
Bee keepers help bees a lot during winter and they move them around all the time in summer to places where they can find more pollen(?) and basically waste a whole day for them, since you need to move them at night, which means you’ll sleep during the day, if you choose to sleep… So they basically work a lot for their beehives.
They also spend a lot of money for them and it’s not just the honeycombs, they also need the bee keeper outfit, the tool for smoke, pay for gas when moving them around…
So yea, it’s not just the bees that work for that honey…
And as a side note, they don’t usually replace honey with sugar water. That is usually supplementary during winter, when bees might not have enough honey for the whole family.
This post seems to imply that there is a ‘teamwork’ relationship between bees and their “owners” and that they both deserve the honey. This couldn’t be further from the truth. While the beekeeper consents to that work and consents to selling their physical labour. The bees never once consent to offering up their honey or even discarding it for human scavengers to take from them and turn a profit on. Honey is a bee’s bounty. They work intensively all year to make the honey and they are willing to defend it with their very lives (stinging kills the bee).
A bee keeper pays money and works hard to keep the bees enslaved, of that I have no doubt. I’m sure it costs money to pay for the gasses to drug and incapacitate the bees, of which many get stepped on. I’m sure it costs money to create elaborate cages for them. I’m sure it costs money to find the queen bee and rip her wings off so that she can’t swarm or relocate. They essentially have to cripple the hive in order to leech off of it enough to turn a profit. I don’t doubt that’s hard work, but it’s not compassionate or necessary work by a long shot.
If you want to feed bees and make a bee-friendly hutch or garden, that’s fine. I have no more problem with that than I do with someone feeding pond ducks, but the dynamic changes when you capture and keep one animal or hive in order to take something from them for profit.
I would hope bee-keepers could instead put their hard work and effort into something that does not treat an animal like a commodity or a cog in their machine.
Anyhow, all this commercial honey talk is making me a bit sad, so here is a picture of miss bee lady collecting pollen. HUUUU It’s like cookie crumbs in her little puff sweater! ಥ ⩊ ಥ