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Why is egg commonly allowed in vegetarian food?

In Europe and the Americas people who consider themselves vegetarians in general only avoid foods that are the direct result of an animal's death, such as meat. This does not technically apply to ...
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Why is egg commonly allowed in vegetarian food?

Not all vegetarians do eat eggs. It's common that western vegetarians eat eggs but asian vegetarians do not. Airlines cater for this with their meals, offering both western (VGML) and asian (AVML) ...
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Are there any farms that sell "cruelty-free" eggs (i.e. that don't slaughter older hens)?

There are probably not commercial farms that sell cruelty-free eggs as described by you, but it's likely that there are many individuals who keep a few chickens as pets and do not kill them after ...
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Is caviar considered to be vegetarian?

We wait for chickens and ducks to lay eggs before they are collected so they are still alive when their eggs are collected, and yes the eggs themselves are generally unfertilised so they can never ...
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Eggs from free chicken

I think Reddit's r/vegan explains the issues with eating eggs from pet chickens well. To summarize: Acquiring pet chickens is problematic because hen breeders kill male chicks (~50% of the chicks ...
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Why is keeping backyard hens inconsistent with veganism?

One of the philosophies vegans use is that it's wrong to use animals. This relates to other ethical philosophies that advocate treating people as ends in themselves and not as means to our own ends. ...
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How to tell if eggs are fertilized or not?

Know if a egg is fertilized before opening it: If it comes from a industrial chicken farm, there are no cocks, so no chance a chicken get fertilized If it comes from a rural chicken farm, it is ...
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How to avoid being part of the slaughter of cockerels on the free-range egg farms?

Buying organic free range eggs does nothing for protecting the cockerels. This is for example critisied here (in german) by PETA. There are organizations, which do raise the cockerels for meat (e.g. ...
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Do commercial chicken's eggs contain B12?

In nature, poultry get their B12 by pecking for insects and worms in the dirt. Since this behaviour is not possible on industrial farms, B12 is added to animal feed1. According to the USDA, one ...
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Why is keeping backyard hens inconsistent with veganism?

@Zanna makes some good points and considers that: "It may be the case that the kept hens have been rescued and would not be safe in the wild, and in such a scenario there might seem to be no ...
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Eggs from free chicken

Both fertilized & unfertilized eggs are Non-Veg. Veg/Non-Veg categorization is usually based on moral reasons: Fertilized egg: This is egg which contains unborn baby and hence this is Non-Veg ...
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Are there any farms that sell "cruelty-free" eggs (i.e. that don't slaughter older hens)?

All for-profit egg producers kill chickens because it is not commercially viable to keep feeding chickens until old age. If laying hens were not slaughtered around two years of age (as is common) then ...
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Why is egg commonly allowed in vegetarian food?

As @Scimonster mentioned in the comment, this has to do with the ambiguous definition of the word 'vegetarian'. Depending on who you ask it can either mean 'does not eat meat or fish' (as in ovo-lacto-...
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what is edible, vegan, and is slimy like a raw egg?

In reality, egg can be used for many different recipes and uses. We probably find eggs in many recipes because they were developed around the common things - things we have at disposal easily. However,...
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what is edible, vegan, and is slimy like a raw egg?

I find that aquafaba works great as a binder for patties. I cook a lot of garbanzo beans, so I'm always filling jars of aquafaba and storing them in the fridge. It's an ingredient that most would just ...
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How to tell if eggs are fertilized or not?

With balut (fertilized duck eggs), popular in Southeast Asia, a bright light is held up to the egg to determine how far along the growth is. As a warning, if you’re at an Asian Market and see “duck ...
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