About the Author

Noah's head

All essays on Vegetus.org were written by Noah Lewis, an able-bodied white male middle-class city slicker from the US who has never kept bees a day in his life.

Contrary to popular assumption, he was, in fact, not stung by a bee as a child and in fact has never been stung by a honey bee. (Why do people ask me this? Wouldn't I be angry with bees if I had been stung as a child?)

My picture is on the left, so please say "hey, I know you--you're the bee freak!" if you see me on the street. (I'm still totally waiting for this to happen. Seriously. Help make my dream come true.)

I have worked with various animal rights groups over the years. I have been vegetarian since 1991 and vegan since 1996.