white vegans be like “honey is unethical because the bees worked so hard on it that’s why I like the completely ethical alternative of sugar harvested by underpaid and abused fieldworkers”
a question to all the people reblogging this: do you actually give a fuck about these fieldworkers all other 364 days of the year or just when you can use them to argue against vegans lmao
lol, of course not. people looooove to use vegans/vegetarians as a scapegoat because it makes them feel better about their own indifference and inaction in re: our global industrial agriculture system.
don’t get me wrong, there’s definitely a legit critique that can be made about how “ethical consumerism” is a bourgeois affectation that doesn’t really change anything, but that’s a broader issue within liberalism and not a uniquely vegan problem— besides, most of the vegans i know are pretty radical in their politics and much more aware of these of sorts issues than the general populace.
this post just seems like some first-rate concern trolling.