i wonder what this blog is about . . .
i actually drink my coffee black so i’m maybe not the best vegan to ask … i know you can get them soy or almond based though. anyone else have a suggestion?
No, I don’t — I know it seems harmless on the surface, but think of it this way: where did the chickens come from? Are they 50% female and 50% male? Most likely, they’re 95-100% female, because the males were killed (just google “male chicks in the egg industry”). Additionally, chickens are naturally a bit cannibalistic and will usually eat their own eggs — depriving them of them can drain the chicken of essential proteins and nutrients.
Same with milk — if you and other consumers are drinking the milk, what is the baby cow drinking? Cheap substitutes for a few days before it’s slaughtered for veal, most likely. And what happens to the cow when she’s too worn out to be useful anymore? Most likely, slaughter again. No matter how nicely you try to do it, you are still exploiting an animal and using her body for your own gain — a grass-fed organic dairy cow is still being forcibly impregnated, having her baby taken away, and being milked by machines multiple times a day, which causes a huge strain on her body.
So no, I don’t think using animals in either of these cases can ever be a morally okay thing to do.