I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian since August. I made this decision based on 2 things - firstly, a health condition that could possibly improve by cutting meat out of my diet (which it definitely did!) and secondly, my love for animals and by becoming vegetarian it was like my own personally stamp that I am committed to loving and protecting animals and do not want to eat, wear or partake in any harm or killing of them.
My question is for vegans. I have done research into why eggs and milk should avoid being consumed aswell as meat. I totally get that. In particularly with milk, but just wondering if you think that by owning your own few chickens and letting them lay eggs as they please and keeping them as well and happy as possible do you still think eating their eggs would be wrong? I know a lot of people couldn’t keep a cow and milk it daily (plus they have to keep getting impregnated and their young taken away from them to keep producing milk) but just wondering if you would feel the same way about eggs if the chickens were taken well care of by the likes of a normal person who had space, time and love for them, would it be acceptable to eat their eggs? I’m not sure if I’m ready to jump into the world of veganism but interested in ovo-vegetarianism. Thanks in advance for your responses! :)
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Most Helpful Guy
I'm confused by the "Lacto-ovo" thing, care to explain? And I cannot answer your question but I am interested in how you will deal with several deficiencies of several vitamins and other vital things as it's very hard to get every vital vitamin in a vegan and vegetarian diet if one is not well read and know their shit and some are even impossible to get (enough of) through a vegan or vegetarian diet.
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Most Helpful Girl
Being vegan is hard. It means NO animal products at all. Some even take it as far as nothing made of wool or leather.
As for shop bought foodstuffs, unless you can read a full list of ingredients, you will never be fully sure if what you are eating is vegan.
I am basically veggie, but do not drink any milk or milk products, except cheese. There are vegan alternatives, but they taste foul! I am not keen on eggs, either, but if they feature in something I buy, then so be it.