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Fo vegans kill flies, mosquitos, spiders and insects?

Do vegans kill flies, mosquitoes, spiders and other insects?

Do vegans kill flies and other insects in everyday life? That's a very valid question. If you're asking yourself this, you've come to the right place. "Full-blooded vegans" want to protect animals from exploitation by humans, as well as from animal suffering and Cruelty to animals protect. But does this also apply to smaller animals such as spiders, flies and mosquitoes? How do vegans deal with them?

In this article, I would like to give you everything you need to know about the vegan approach to insects in a nutshell. Let's go!

Fundamental attitude of vegans towards spiders, flies, mosquitoes and other insects

As a vegan, I want to avoid any violence towards animals as much as possible. This is of course also the case with insects such as wasps, ladybugs, house flies and mosquitoes, as well as arthropods such as spiders or millipedes. Instead of killing them with a fly swatter, I prefer to protect myself AND the animalI can do more than just myself - for example, by installing a fly screen on the window or sleeping under a mosquito net in warmer climates. If a spider or wasp gets lost in my house, I simply take it outside for a short time. And I avoid fruit flies by not leaving fruit and vegetables out in the open and taking the organic waste out regularly. What's the problem? 🙂

"Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle."

Arthur Schopenhauer

For some, this may seem rather silly. But one person only ascribes a world of feelings and a will to live to living beings in which this is directly recognizable. the other sees a value in every life.

Good to know: Vegans also do not eat honeybecause bees have to work pretty hard and are exploited for the production of this popular food. Just because the animals are small and inconspicuous is no reason to exploit them for personal gain. Do you see it the same way?

When do vegans kill flies, mosquitoes, spiders and insects in general?

When do vegans kill mosquitoes?

There is no danger when bugs, flies and spiders are simply wandering around your own four walls. But there is when a mosquito or wasp sits on your skin. In such moments of Self defense probably also strike most vegans.

Just as among meat eaters, there are also among vegans such and such. Some people carefully take the little stinging creatures outside even after they have settled on their own arm.

Whether a vegan kills a mosquito or not, but usually plays no role at all. This is because the initial question discussed here is usually asked by people who deliberately accept that large, sentient mammals such as cows or pigs are not allowed to live in the Factory farming have to suffer and die for their own meals.

The question then really only serves to, Catching vegans at their "inconsistency".as they do not seem to live in complete harmony with their own values after all. More classic Whataboutism just. In the end, it is supposed to serve as justification for one's own lifestyle and diet. But the question merely confirms that the person asking is well aware that they themselves could live in a more animal-friendly way.

Don't vegans indirectly kill many more insects when harvesting plants?

A ladybug in the cornfield

A little-considered argument that many meat eaters love to fall back on is that "Vegans kill many more animals". The background is that small fawns, frogs and, last but not least, countless insects die during the harvesting of soy, maize and co. can.

This is true and is difficult to prevent completely. But for those who really care about these animals, who should all the more vegan life. This is because the masses of animal feed required for meat production have to be grown and harvested. The Deforestation of the rainforests mainly takes place for new areas for growing animal feed. Those who avoid animal products therefore drastically reduce the risk and the number of animals killed for their own diet.

How to kill as few insects as possible

Mosquito net to protect animals

Whether vegan or meat eater - whether fly, wasp, house spider, bumblebee, potato beetle, snark, butterfly or wild bee - in the end it is a good deedto let animals live. Here are some tips to help you kill as few insects as possible in future:

  • Reduce your consumption of animal foods: Per less meateggs, milk and the like, the fewer cows, pigs or chickens die directly and the fewer insects die indirectly in the production of animal feed for you.
  • Put spiders outside: Take a jar or a piece of paper and put spiders and other small animals outside. After all, they are just looking for a safe place to hide from the wet and cold.
  • Use mosquito repellent: You can make your own completely natural mosquito spray from at least 40% alcohol, water and essential oils. Fly screens and mosquito nets can also be used to keep the biting insects at bay.
  • Do not eat insects: If you want to protect insects, you shouldn't eat them. Logical, right? Simply avoid pasta, protein bars or burger patties made from grasshoppers and mealworms - and eat their plant-based counterparts instead.

Can you think of any other tips for protecting insects? Then feel free to write me your comment.

Do vegans kill flies, spiders, mosquitoes and other insects? Who cares!

Also spiders are rather not killed by vegans

There are vegans who kill mosquitoes and vegans who act entirely according to their moral values, even with small insects and in potentially dangerous situations. It's no different among meat eaters. But it doesn't really matter. Leaving animals alone as long as they do not pose a threat to your own life is always a good way to go. The global species extinctions is progressing fast enough. So let's do our bit to help solve this massive ecological problem as quickly as possible.

I hope I was able to answer your initial question with this post. Do you have any questions, tips or suggestions? Then I look forward to your comment.

Stay animal-friendly,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Want to know, why vegans do not drink cow's milk? I explain it to you in detail in the linked article.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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