Someone spoke recently about the spirit of veganism. It might not make logical sense to a non-vegan that eating an animal who was already accidentally killed is non-vegan, but once you have connected to other animals in a way in which they are valued as important beings, you just couldn't eat a piece of them.
I have just spent two hours at the veterinarian with yet another hen from our sanctuary who has died of peritonitis - a condition which arises as a direct result of being bred to lay eggs for human consumption. In a million years I could not eat her abandoned eggs, even if I wanted to.
To me they represent the incredible suffering she endured that robbed her of the life that she was enjoying, prior to becoming ill. Call me naive, but that is the spirit of veganism. And the more people who begin to view animals through that relational lens, the better.
[Thanks to Sandra for permission to reproduce this quote]
[Below is Matilda (not the hen referred to in the quote) and this is her story]