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I know eggs are for the ovo-lacto vegetarians, because they eat EGGS! Where did you see vegetarian eggs at? Inquiring minds want to know!
 

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Hmm...maybe they mean they're free range eggs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 

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Some eggs are labelled "vegetarian-fed". Could that be it?<br><br><br><br>
All this means is that they weren't fed slaughtered or gassed/suffocated/otherwise-killed members of their own species (other egg laying hens or their also-killed male brothers/sons) or other animal species. This label has nothing to do with their welfare. And, like all commercial eggs including "free-range", "cage-free", etc, "vegetarian-fed" eggs still come from birds who are often mutilated (parts of their beaks seared off with no anesthetic) and are <i>always</i> slaughtered once their production of eggs slows down and isn't optimally profitable anymore.
 

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My understanding is that vegetarian eggs are from chickens fed a completely vegetarian diet which leads me to believe that they would have to be cage hens otherwise they could not control their diet 100% ie earthworms, grasshoppers etc... although what is stopping the hens eating bits of each other I do not know.
 

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theres egg replacer like this stuff <a href="http://www.ener-g.com" target="_blank">http://www.ener-g.com</a>
 

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Sounds like marketing nonsense to me -- all chicken eggs are lacto-ovo vegetarian.<br><br><br><br>
That said, I try to buy organic, free range eggs for two reasons:<br><br>
- I find that battery eggs have very thin shells that shatter rather than cracking when I break them. I also suspect they don't taste as good, but I haven't compared them side-by-side.<br><br>
- I believe that chickens are treated *slightly* better on farms certified as organic. I acknowledge that there's nothing in either the organic standard or in any free range certification that says their beaks can't be cut off, so it's far from perfect.
 

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In our house "vegetarian eggs" would be soft scrambled tofu that looks and tastes <i>a lot</i> like scrambled eggs... (probably more accurately they should be called "vegan eggs" but my toddler didn't think of that when she started calling tofu by that title many years ago.)
 
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