hey guys if you would have a cow and a chicken would you drink milk and eat eggs if you were the owner and you dont hurt them and they were free not in a corral or somethin like that xD go comment what do you think
I have contemplated this for a very long time. While I am still not vegan (though I have been vegetarian for five years) I avoid eating dairy because when I move out I can finally become vegan. But my uncle raises chickens (he’s a farmer) and they are raised extremely humanely, they roam his entire property freely and go into their very large coops at night to avoid any predators. For this reason if my family needs eggs for baking I always ask that they only use those eggs. They’re all unfertilized so honestly even though it’s nasty if they aren’t used the eggs will just sit there and get nasty so I say go for it.
First of all, no human owns any living being.
I could never “own” a cow or chicken even if human-concocted laws say that I can.
But, I know what you mean so it’s all good.
Just try to choose different wording next time so as not to aid the propagation of the concept of living being ownership.
Cow Udder Secreta (Milk)
I can see no reason why I’d ever have a cow around, unless I were maybe caring for a cow in need, such as a rescued cow.
In order to get milk from that cow, she would have to be impregnated.
For that reason alone, I can answer with a definite no.
If the cow somehow didn’t need to be impregnated, I still wouldn’t drink the cow’s milk because it’s not mine to drink.
I’m pretty sure I wasn’t meant to squeeze milk out of a cow’s tits and drink it.
And, unless the cow made it very clear that she wants me to squeeze milk out of her tits, I’m not about to assume that it’s something she wants.
Aside from that, there’s the simple fact that drinking cow udder secreta is disgusting and unhealthy and I have no interest in doing so.
Hen Periods (Eggs)
I would never have a hen around just so that I could eat her eggs.
I can imagine a situation in which I might be caring for a rescued hen who needed a home, or a wild hen who decided to hang out on my property.
If those hens were to leave unfertilized eggs laying around, there would be no harm in eating them.
It would be disgusting and unhealthy but not morally wrong.
If I owned a cow, she would never be pregnant and If when I adopted her she were pregnant the milk she produced would be for her calf, not for me.
As far as the chickens go, I have 4 hens as pets and they have not started laying yet… We originally got chickens because I was very against the egg industry and at the time I was vegetarian. Now that I am Vegan, I am still not sure if I can bring myself to eat their eggs… My wife is a Vegan now as well, but she feels differently. She is very excited to try the eggs. So I suppose it depends on the person and how they feel about eat animal secretions. I must admit, I miss egg salad sandwiches and deviled eggs an awful lot, but I can’t imagine cooking and eating an egg. I think when they start laying my wife will eat some and then get sick of it she was never a big egg eater and would only eat them on occasion. Me on the other hand…. I was an egg ADDICT.
@VeganCaramel I found out (thanks to your link) we can hard boil the eggs and feed them back to the chickens!! Silly me I had no clue! I thought they would only ingest the shells for calcium not the whole egg! I will definitely be convincing my wife to feed most (if not all) of the eggs back to our beautiful hens <3