There is a claim among animal protection organisations that we can’t ask people go vegan. You know what? I am here to say that you can and you should be telling people to go vegan. And doing it every time you talk to them about who they eat and wear. Here’s why. Not Doing So … Read moreThe Folly Of The Baby Steps Approach.
The animal advocacy movement appears to be in the midsts of a flurry of activity. The activity ranges from the extreme, such as 269life style brandings and Gateway To Hell protests, marches to close slaughterhouses, and even so-called direct action campaigns by Direct Action Everywhere (DxE).
With participation in DxE protests appearing to be on the increase, it’s time for the following questions to be asked.
Is it really direct action?
Are these done for the animals or the activists themselves?
A question that seems to be routinely asked in different ‘vegan’ groups is, “is it ok for a vegan to eat backyard eggs from their ‘rescued’ chickens?”
Like everything that happens within a group of people, there are some who believe that it is ok, and there are others who say that it isn’t.
With the consumption of those eggs being justified in all sorts of ways, the reality of the matter is that if you identify yourself as a vegan, then using those eggs is something that you shouldn’t be doing.
Why Can’t I Eat Backyard Eggs?
Eggs from backyard chickens shoulldn”t be consumed by vegans for a number of reasons, aside from them being an animal product, some of which are as follows:
# They are not ours to be consumed.
# Just because an egg is there, that doesn’t mean we can take it to use as we see fit
# If the hen says to you ‘please take my egg and do as you wish” by all means do what you want with them. Until then, don’t.
# By consuming eggs, even backyard ones, you are telling others that it is ok to consume eggs, so long as the hens are treated in a way that you are comfortable with.
# There is a level of cruelty involved even with keeping ‘rescued’ hens in your backyard, regardless of whether the eggs are consumed or not.