Would the same view go towards not using the poop from the animals that are on your land for fuel like they do in India or for manure etc? I think it's more of a symbiotic relationship. The soil and earth and trees need the animals and us and it all goes in a cycle. I don't think we need eggs, but the other animals might want them, I certainly wouldn't throw them away or hide them from say my dogs or something.
"Green manuring" is all that is required to grow the crops that humans consume. There is absolutely nothing special about animal manure that makes it indispensable. Yes, certainly soil, water, animals etc. are all part of the life cycle, but certainly not "farm" animals. They have been artificially introduced to support animal agribusiness and serve no practical use outside of this realm. Animals that occur naturally in nature will get along just fine without the eggs of a domesticated animal--food chains will accordingly adjust.
I never said anything about "domesticated farm animals". I said animals that are on your land. If you have a bunch of land you are going to have animals on it weather you like it or not. And they're going to be pooping on your land weather you like it or not. Weather they are rescued animals you brought there or just animals that already lived there before you did.
And animals in nature don't care if the eggs they eat are from a wild or domesticated animal. They will find and eat eggs as they already do. Nothing you can do to stop that chain. You can't control what animals in nature eat. If you have rescued chickens on your land you can bet that other animals that live there might come up and steal their eggs or even kill and eat some of your chickens. They might even eat you. We can't control nature by playing bodyguard to every egg, animal or insect in danger from other animals.
I'm so tired of talking to health only vegan/vegetarians who are always just thinking about themselves so much.
It's been my experience that vegans are NOT enough concerned about their own health and an environment free of pesticides and animal waste, bird flu, brucellosis, mad cow disease, etc. There is entirely too much emphasis placed on domesticated animal welfare
Well I guess you just talk to ethical vegans then. If someone eats only vegan food for health reasons, then obviously they are concerned about their own health. I've talked and listened to many raw foodists etc. who are totally obsessed with their health and own welfare. And for the most part they seem to eat vegan by default. As soon as they "slip" from eating raw it's with some pizza or seafood or burger or whatever. It means nothing that it is non-vegan, just that it is not "raw". Or someone will come along and say that they had dry hair and brittle nails on a raw vegan diet but as soon as they started adding several raw eggs and raw cheese everyday their hair is now shinny and their nails strong. So 20 other raw "vegans" jump on board and do the same cause they think it will help them look better too and immediately abandon eating all vegan. So the vegan thing was just a very thin shell. They care more about having so-called "perfect" health or how they look then the main philosophy of veganism for the animals and against domestication and commercialism of animals. Or they care more about being so-called "natural" by getting their B-12 from eggs then from an "unnatural" supplement. Then of course they scream and freak out over a steamed vegetable they ate and how it "dulled" their "consciousness" or thinking! Or they just do it for weight loss etc. Some don't even realize they are eating a vegan diet, and don't really know why. So "technically" they are but I still don't think they are true vegans in the spirit of veganism. Yeah, those are the ones I'm tired of talking to.