You're correct, of course. Hens can lay eggs without a rooster around, and then those eggs are not fertile. I wouldn't normally have a problem eating them so long as the hens were well cared for their whole natural lives. However (this response really belongs in the vegan subforum):Originally Posted by Equi
I would say im pretty animal savvy and i know that chickens can lay eggs without a dude chicken there.
But is eggs still a no no? Even unfirtalized ones?
You see that's where the farmers "they get looked after very well" theory gets blown out of the water. Any animal that is spending any time confined is not having a good life.Originally Posted by Equi
Thanks. Dairy is needed to me lol. I live beside a dairy farm, where i also get all my dairy from. lol. They are looked after well. The only problem i have with them is that they crate rear their bullocks, and i get very confused about this. I mean, i know from a business p.o.v they have no use for a bullock on a dairy farm, but i hate that they dont at least get a chance to roam before they die :[
That's how i thought things worked when i was a kid too.Originally Posted by SomebodyElse
When I was a kid if you were a vegetarian who ate eggs you were supposed to call yourself ovo-vegetarian, and egg and milk eaters were supposed to call themselves ovo-lacto-vegetarians, according to a book someone gave me, which was written in the UK. The supposition being a vegetarian was someone who only ate plant foods.