I cook a lot and one of the main ingredients are eggs, sometimes I use handmade substitutes but I also use my own chickens eggs. I never use store bought because I know of the abuse, yet I do have my own chickens. They lay a ton of eggs and knowing they are not fertile I suspect it is okay to eat them and still call myself vegan. I’m not particularly sure so I would love some advice! Thanks <3
A vegan is someone who does not eat any animal products, so no, you are not a vegan.
It doesn’t matter about your reason for not eating some products, a vegan is simply someone who does not intake any animal products.
In my personal opinion, it’s good that you’re not supporting animal abuse but you’re still eating a potential animal life. If you hadn’t eaten the eggs, perhaps your chickens would have children to care for. We shouldn’t eat eggs in my opinion, but to answer your question, you’re not a vegan.
Personnally, I think that’s okay, I do the same thing. We have chikens at home & they are free to go where they want, they have a nice life, we talk to them each day, etc… They don’t suffer from lay, they do it naturally each mornings & they are not babys ’cause we don’t have a cock. So I think this is okay. 🙂
I would say that the primary reason to abstain from animal products is either the factory farm abuse of the damage to the environment or the taking of an innocent life. Since this does not infringe on any of those, you would still be considered vegan in my book. That being said, I urge you not to, try to substitute anyway. It is just my opinion.