No, I don't eat eggs, regardless of whether they come from "happy" chickens because animals have the right to live their lives free from human exploitation. The eggs are not ours to take.
No, I don't. Assuming that the chickens really are "happy chickens" there are still a couple of questions that need to be asked. (1) What happens to the male chicks? (2) What happens to the hens after they are no longer producing eggs at a profitable rate? Economically speaking, no farmer can keep, feed and care for all the male chicks born in the hatchery, nor can s/he keep, feed and care for all the spent hens. So...what happens to them?Originally Posted by Herbivoracious
Preamble: I'm a vegetarian, and eating dairy is on my "probably shouldn't do that" list. The treatment of chickens for their eggs, however, is something I can no longer abide by.
I've been buying free-run eggs lately- after checking with the farmers to confirm that they lived in a real open-concept environment, of course- and I was curious as to your thoughts on the ethics of it. Do you eat free-run eggs? Why or why not?