• Vegan...With an exception

    Profile photo of karrimichele

    Over a year ago

    Hey, everyone! I wanted to get a little input on this subject: So, I’ve been vegetarian on and off since 7th grade (About 5 years) and I’m transitioning to veganism, but there’s a catch. I recently purchased chickens and I’ll be raising them in my backyard and collecting eggs, so I don’t see why I shouldn’t eat those eggs since I know exactly where they’re coming from and that the chickens are being treated well.
    I guess what I’m asking is if you guys would do the same thing, and why or why not?
    Thanks for the input!

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  • Profile photo of Meggy123

    Over a year ago

    I know a lot of people would disagree with me but personally I would eat them. I know Veganism is about not benefiting from animals but, you know where they are coming from and you know the chickens are happy and healthy. You have to keep your diet with what best suites you and not worry about the label “Vegan” I don’t think one exception to your diet would be so bad.

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  • Profile photo of mnb89

    Over a year ago

    In my opinion, I think you can do what you’d like, so you can eat the eggs if you’d like. But it’s not vegan. I personally would take LittleLotte’s idea and passing them onto family. But, what you’re doing is a lot better than what’s happening to factory farmed chickens(:

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  • Profile photo of LittleLotte

    Over a year ago

    You couldn’t call yourself vegan if you did eat them.

    If I ever had rescued chickens in my care that laid eggs, I might pass some of the eggs onto friends/family to prevent them buying eggs but I’d never eat them myself.

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  • Profile photo of veganistdestrox

    Over a year ago

    Part of veganism isn’t just the cruelty aspect, but they do not eat eggs because we don’t need to steal from another animal to survive. Not being mean, but just explaining to you that’s why most vegans don’t consider eggs from your own chickens vegan.

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  • Profile photo of alexblue

    Over a year ago

    No, I wouldn’t. For me, veganism is a philosophy, a set of morals, a lifestyle, not just a way of eating. I consider animals as I do humans, with respect, compassion and kindness. :)

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