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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.
 

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Originally Posted by Herbivoracious View Post

Hey, vegans.

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?
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?
 
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