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”
More like honey is unethical because most bee keepers also take their bees to fields filled with pesticides and then replacing their honey with sugar water (gotten from the unethical sources you mentioned) and that’s destroying bee populations and going to cause major ecosystem problems and implode the agriculture industry. Even most small bee farmers who don’t ship their bees around to pollinate feed them sugar water.
The fact of the matter is most of the people who reblogged this consume honey and other forms of sugar gotten from mistreating workers. So they’re adding more to the mistreatment by eating that sugar and creating need for bee’s sugar water.