Piers Morgan blames vegans for 'mass slaughter of billions of bees and insects'

Piers Morgan continued outrage at vegans reached new heights on Wednesday after he launched a bizarre attack claiming that vegans and vegetarians don't care about bees and insects.

Both on Twitter and on Good Morning Britain, Morgan hit out at vegans and vegetarians for the billions of bees and insects that are killed each year by commercial farming.

On Wednesday's edition of the show he said:

The vegans don't care about the little guys, the bees that get killed. The billions of bees that get killed every year, the billions of insects that get killed in the pollination process, and they don't care. 

And they don't care about the oysters and they don't care about the scallops, they don't care about any of those little guys.

They only care about the big animals but these little guys they are animals too. All insects are animals.

A bee, billions of those little things are killed every year so that these vegans and vegetarians can  have their avocados and almonds flown on jets.

He then claimed that people who don't eat meat are "unethical" and that eating meat actually "sustains the planet".

If I get discriminated against for being a meat-eater, is that a breach of my ethical beliefs.

If my belief is eating meat is good for the planet and sustainability - and a strict vegan diet is bad for you - if I was to storm a vegan restaurant and demand meat, would they discriminate against me. Am I allowed to go to court?

Later, on Twitter, he said that the mass slaughter of "billions of bees" is down to vegan and vegetarian diets after sharing an article by the Guardian about the production of almond milk.

Morgan's comments are in reference to reports that California, the most prominent area on the planet for almond growth, where bees were brought in to gather pollen and nectar from the crops.

There is evidence to suggest that the increased demand for fruit and veg has had an impact on insect habitats, while the transportation of bees in order to pollinate crops, is viewed as unethical.

A report by Scientific American states:

Forcing bees to gather pollen and nectar from vast swaths of a single crop deprives them of the far more diverse and nourishing diet provided by wild habitats. 

The migration also continually boomerangs honeybees between times of plenty and borderline starvation.

HT Daily Mail

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