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Why Vegans Don’t Eat Eggs

250px-white_chicken_egg_squareAs a prospective vegan, you may be wondering exactly why vegans make the dietary choices they make. And you may also be hesitant to adopt these choices until you yourself understand and accept them.

Many vegetarians who do consume eggs opt for “free range” eggs over normal–or “battery”–eggs. This is usually out of ethical concern for the treatment of egg-laying hens.

Vegans, by contrast, do not consume eggs normally and generally oppose the institution altogether. They argue that purchasing “battery hen” eggs supports an institution that cages up to nine birds together, debeaks them, and forces them to continually lay eggs until they are calcium-depleted and on the verge of death–at which point, they are slaughtered. Read the rest of this entry »

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