It’s no secret that we at Ecorazzi love Ellen DeGeneres. TV’s funniest lady goes out of her way to bring awareness to animal rights, from promoting turkey rescue at Thanksgiving to launching a Facebook game to help animals.
However, it seems that our favorite vegan talk show host isn’t actually, well, vegan.
As you can see in the clip below, she tells guest Ellen Pompeo that she and wife Portia de Rossi get their eggs from a neighbor who raises chickens, and that she hopes to raise chickens of her own one day.
Of course, eating eggs from local, humanely raised chickens (DeGeneres calls them “happy”) is far better than supporting large-scale factory farming. However, some of DeGeneres’ vegan supporters are nevertheless disappointed by her decision to eat animal products.
So what are your thoughts? Is this not that big a deal, since her neighbor’s hens are laying eggs anyway? Or is there no such thing as “happy” eggs?