Everything I read about eggs involve larger factory farms. What about the small, backyard producers of eggs for sale? Is there something wrong with eating eggs if they come from small, local egg producers where there doesn't seem to be any cruelty?
It does sound ideal. I grew up in Kansas and many of my relatives were farmers. I stayed vegetarian for many years because I believed that eating non-fertilized eggs was not hurting any living being. Oh, how I was wrong. First, like any egg producing operation, they kill off the male chicks shortly after birth. They do not lay eggs. Second, when the hens quit laying eggs they kill them. It cost money to keep a non-producing hen. When I became aware of these two facts and the fact that most eggs are produced in factory farms where the hens are kept in very small cages all their lives, I became a vegan.
(By: Dr. Weseloh)