I’m curious. I don’t have a farm, but I have friends who do, and they get eggs and milk and other dairy products from their animals. I’ve been to their house, and they treat the animals very well. They’re free to go as they please. So I’m curious to what people think about that. I’m not a vegan, because I’m not strong or rich enough for that, but I’m a vegetarian. And I’m curious about what vegans and vegetarians think about this. I personally think it’s perfectly fine. But if you were a vegan, would you eat/drink dairy products if you know for a FACT that the animals aren’t being abused, and may be even happy? Just curious. ^_^
Veganism is extremely cheap. My family has been within the lowest earning bracket of the average household income for our entire lives and we have two vegans right here. We have often gotten food from food banks and we are still very vegan.
It is not expensive. That is merely a myth created by meat eaters/vegetarians to justify why they aren’t vegan yet.
If they are taking the milk, what does the calf get to drink? If they are taking the eggs, do you really want to put that much cholesterol into your body? Eggs are better fed back to the chickens.
Do you think it is right to use animals for our own gains? And do you really know for a “fact” that the animals will not be killed or sold to slaughter as soon as they become “useless”?
It goes against the whole definition of being a vegan.
It’s unnatural to have another species milk and to have anyone’s milk definitely after the age of four. Eggs and milk also really aren’t that healthy.
The other two below have put it aptly. Veganism is not expensive unless you buy speciality items like mock meats. Eggs are also better off given back to chickens, and cow’s milk is still a calfs’, not ours. Also, if it’s a farm, the likely hood is that the animals will be sent to slaughter once they stop producing milk/eggs. And male chicks will still die in egg production because of where the farmer gets his chickens from.
Eggs are eaten by the chickens after they’re laid if they aren’t fertalised because they lay eggs so often and lose the nutrients so they just eat them again to get them back. I don’t think its fair to rob them of this. Again with diary, it isn’t meant for us. I’d be surprised if they have a cow that has given birth so they just milk it? Or do they keep it for milking and then its artificially inseminated? But anyway, regardless of how the animals are treated they aren’t ours and we can’t use them in this way. It would be up to each person but I don’t think its fair or natural for humans to drink milk from other species or take another animals periods :/