Is the chicken egg vegetarian?
This thing is one of the main ingredient in veggie burgers and tofu
It has puzzled vegetarians for ages. Are chicken eggs safe to eat? Is it OK to eat them even though they came from an animal that has been caged and tortured with the intent to produce the valuable egg just to feed humans? Does that make us parasites? Is it logical to assume that without human intervention there would be more chickens in the world? Is eating chicken eggs destroying the chicken population?
Well, the answer is quite simply mixed. It is very true that a hen will lay 2-6 unfertilized eggs a month. Unlike humans that have their ovulation period once a month, chickens have it many more times. The difference between a chicken and a human is that a human egg is microscopic. So technically the average chicken egg is a byproduct of a chicken's natural anatomy. The huge “no” comes with how the chickens are treated. At birth the chickens are sexed (sorted by sex). Then, the males are usually killed off and the females are sorted into housing units where they produce eggs.
The eggs from the matured, sexed hens are collected and end up in your local food store on a daily basis. Prized male chicks are kept to produce more hens. So now you can see how cruel and disturbing the process is. These hens live to serve man and are born and die in the incubated housing units. It’s practically a chicken concentration camp; the weak die just to supply you with your daily omelet you sick bastards.
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