Following the discussion here about breeding animals, I'd like to comment on something I've heard more than once: "But what's wrong with me having a chicken in the backyard so I can have eggs?"
Well, it seems that many people fail to see the origins of the animals they interact with. When I ask, "well, how would you get that chicken, in the first place?", I hear, "I'd buy it or something". See? That's the problem.
Without going into why the eggs wouldn't go to waste even if you don't eat them or even considering that you'd still take care of the chicken once she doesn't give eggs, we cannot ignore the facts that buying an animal (any animal) supports cruelty and death.
A so-called 'breeder' will 'destroy' (kill, murder) the animals who are born with 'defects', with disabilities, or in any way unable to produce whatever they are breed to give humans.
By buying a chicken, you are basically telling a 'breeder' that it's fine for hir to continue to do what hse does, and to treat living creatures as objects and property, whose value and lives are subjected to the whims of profit.
Ask yourself: why is it wrong to trade with humans lives? And: why would it be ok to trade with any other live?
I'm only semi ok with rescue chickens having their eggs used for food. It's the "kindest" way to get eggs - from companion rescue chickens so for an stubborn omnivore or vegetarian that won't change their ways it's a small step towards animal friendly living.
On the other hand it still encourages use of eggs and the chickens should be fed them back to replace replace the energy they spent laying it. Rescue hens are still ones that have been bred to produce far more eggs than is natural so it will take a toll on their health.
Lastly, knowing what part of the body that egg comes from and the thought of it actually coming from inside the chickens body grosses me out. To me it is essentially chicken "period" albeit not as ghastly as the blood from a human menstruation. It's basically an unfertilised egg leaving the body. That's what menstruation is in a way. The lining of the womb with the unfertilised egg.
Yeah, people don't realize that chickens eat their eggs. Even if they didn't, nothing goes to waste in nature if you just leave it, anyway.
So weird how people can find a vegetable repulsive but not corpses and animal products literally full of shit (fecal contamination in meat, dairy, and eggs -obviously- is the norm). Yourofsky's speeches usually come to mind when talking about this, with his descriptions of bee puke and all that.
"There is no hope. Knowing that humans die untimely, by the millions, simply makes me feel a bit better. If more than, say, 2000 were killed in one go, I could smile. 20000? I might throw a party..."
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Lomedin: Learned by chance that Kat Von D is vegan. Didn't have a clue who she was before.
Dec 8, 2018 21:14:49 GMT
Vegan: I'm on an antinatilist group and only found out about her on that. Had no idea who she was before as never heard of her.
Dec 17, 2018 15:51:51 GMT
Lomedin: I guess they were roasting her for having a baby? Hahaha
Dec 17, 2018 16:10:29 GMT
Vegan: Yep. Apparently she used to be antinatilist.
Dec 17, 2018 17:49:49 GMT
Lomedin: Really??? Wow, talk about devolution.
Dec 24, 2018 17:07:58 GMT
discord: What happened to this forum? It used to be a lot more lively :<
Feb 8, 2019 17:47:42 GMT
Lomedin: You left.... =P
Feb 11, 2019 18:49:49 GMT
cybernaut: Well, it can be a little hard for me to come here sometimes because of how negative things can get here. I realize there's much to be negative about, but it's still hard for me all the same.
Feb 12, 2019 7:48:33 GMT
Lomedin: You can thank me with Bitcoin
Feb 15, 2019 13:00:43 GMT
Vegan: Which negative things you referring to?
Feb 17, 2019 0:00:29 GMT