Posted by gaia at 03/03/2008
As a lacto-ovo veg I have many dilemmas regarding my own beliefs and thoughts surrounding my diet. On the one hand, I want a natural diet for my digestive system. As far as the current scientific research shows, humans are considered omnivores (not carnivores and not strict herbivores) with a significant leaning towards plant matter. In the wild, this would mean eating primarily plants, but also including eggs and the occasional animal. Dairy would be excluded considering it is an unnatural foodsource in the wild (except for breastmilk for infants).
I also want to reduce the suffering of animals and help the environment, which causes me to give up seafood and meat completely. This sort of throws my \"natural\" idea out of whack but I comfort myself knowing that it is probably more natural to give up meat entirely than it is to eat meat that is laced with bacteria, medicines, etc.
Eggs are my main dilemma. Eggs are a natural foodsource in the wild for omnivores - therefore, eggs from healthy birds should be a beneficial addition to human diet. On the other hand, todays eggs are bought with the pain and suffering of innocent birds. What to do?
So now the question: If one owned their own area where a few birds could live happily and naturally - would it be wrong to collect their infertile eggs and consume them?
Tatiana at 03/09/2008 18:02:49
veggielvr02 at 03/12/2008 18:51:36
KellyVeganGirl at 06/18/2008 19:04:01