Does anyone else take issue with this?
I have a real issue with the word 'gift' here. This is no gift; you steal these things from the animals. I've never head of a cow walking up to a human with a glass of milk and saying in her best English "Here you go, enjoy my milk!" Or a chicken doing anything like that with her eggs. That cow that is giving this 'gift' is sacrificing milk meant for it's calf. She is kept continually pregnant to make sure her milk production does not cease. I'm sorry but I don't see how a non-consenting, enslaved, captive being can give anyone a gift. What do you think?
Dear SmartAleck, No, of course the cows are not "kept pregnant" as in literally all the time. but as soon as they begin to stop lactating they are impregnated again. Your just wrong as a factual matter to say that a cow will lactate for a lifetime if their is demand. If this was the case there would be no need for a veal industry.
Dear Buck S, I suggest you read yours. Animals were made before humans in the book of Genesis. There was no mention of eating animals until much later. This logically implies that animals were not put here for us, indeed if it implies anything it's that we are here to take care of them. Since I'm not a Christian you may want to find a Christian Vegan to discuss this with you as I really have no interest in the religious arguments for or against animal rights.
Dear Rani, See above.
n addition, and I feel very strongly about this, please stop saying you live a Vegan lifestyle. The fact that you consume eggs, dairy and maybe even fish excludes you from claiming to live a Vegan lifestyle. The majority of us here are interested in promoting an easy place for new comers to gather useful information. By mislabeling yourself you further confuse those that are trying to learn.