Bees have personalities and feelings, according to a new study. Their brains are similar to ours in several ways, including being affected by the same neurotransmitters.
The purported moral distinctions between humans and other sentient beings that are used to justify exploiting animals continue to lose credibility, while veganism’s abstention from the exploitation of insects by boycotting honey and silk is gaining moral ground. It is also getting easier to follow as substitutes for these products become more available. Healthier sweeteners like agave nectar and stevia are growing in popularity, and fabrics that look and feel like silk are not only on the market, they are cheaper than silk.