Do you agree that egg comes under vegetarian food....?

@dsharat (456)
India
September 7, 2008 2:03pm CST
I never agree that egg come under vegetarian food.But unfortunately it is declared as a vegetarian food.We all know that a chick come out of an egg.But that chick is considered as non-vegetarian food.Eating an egg means that we are eating the chick even before its birth.Then how come it is vegetarian...?Its very silly that still people call it a vegetarian's food.Thats my opinion.. So friends what is your opinion on this...???Share with us.. I thank you for reading and responding to my discussion..
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@Galena (9123)
7 Sep 08
it is vegetarian, as it is an animal product, not an animal. the hens used to lay eggs for consumption probably never see a cockerel in their entire lives, so the chances of the egg actually being FERTILISED, and therefore an unborn chicken, are non existant. not all eggs contain chicks. the chicken would have to have had her eggs fertilised by a cockerel fot that to be the case. as commercial laying hens are not kept with cockerels, the eggs are definitely unfertilised. eggs ARE vegetarian. they are NOT Vegan. a vegetarian eats no meat. a vegan eats no animal products.
@dsharat (456)
• India
12 Sep 08
Yeah you are rite.. Thanks for the response..!!!
• India
7 Sep 08
It's an age old mystery. What came first? The Egg or the Hen? But atleast they are right to classify Egg under Vegetarian food. The foremost reason for it being that it's not a tissue. Egg is not a tissue. It's just an Embryo which has a lot of proteins and vitamins. If it were a tissue or an organism, then it could have been considered under meat, but since proteins and vitamins are classified under organic vegetarian, egg cannot be considered as a Non-vegetarian item. Eating eggs s good for health and all people should eat eggs atleast once a week. They have a high source of vitamins and proteins. bourne
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@dsharat (456)
• India
7 Sep 08
Yeah man you are rite... Thanks for the info and for your response..
• United States
7 Sep 08
I think they label eggs vegetarian based on the type of feed that they use. Technically, eggs can be used in a vegetarian diet because vegetarians tend to eat eggs and dairy or either one. Vegans are the ones that don't use any animal products whatsoever. I am a semi-vegetarian and I mostly eat dairy with some eggs now and then.
@dsharat (456)
• India
7 Sep 08
Thank you for your response..!!!
@Anne18 (11034)
7 Sep 08
I think an egg comes under vegetarian food. But not if you are a vegan, that is different. The chickens should be kept on there own so no cockal about then there will be no babies in the eggs
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
7 Sep 08
Yes, I would say that it has a main place there. But it is normally from the meat food group. It can be classified as this..
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@djmepw (77)
• India
11 Sep 08
I have always viewed this question compared to abortion. If you think abortion is wrong, then you must view the egg also as meat. But if you believe that abortion is alright since the baby hasn't been born yet, then you are justified in your stance that egg is vegetarian. So what is your view of it? Personally, my views on abortion are still divided, I don't stand for it, or against it, but no, I don't think of egg as vegetarian, it's definitely non-veg, as we are eating a foetus.
@Galena (9123)
12 Sep 08
but you're not eating a foetus. you're eating an unfertilised egg. so your argument is like saying that if you think a period is wrong then you think eggs are meat.
@Lexus656 (672)
• United States
5 Nov 08
an egg is a prtein that came from an animal so from what I understand about vegetarians they dont eat animals or diary so I dont understand how they think that it can be vegtarian. It is definitely not!
@underdogtoo (9595)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
Some people say beef is vegetarian food because cows eat grass. Lol! Seriously, I have never considered eggs to be vegetarian. I was vegetarian for a while which meant, no meat, no eggs, no fish. Cheers!!
@pkc3000 (1268)
• India
20 Sep 08
Dear dsharat I think egg is purely non-veg item and it is being considered, but unfortunately it has been declared as veg I disagree with the view. Chicken is considered as non-veg item then how egg will be veg as chick comes out from the egg. It is controversial arguement. pkc3000