I have been an ovo vegetarian for about two years now. For the longest time before this I ate a strict vegan diet. I did not eat any animal products of any kind. But a good friend of mine was moving away and she had five backyard chickens that she was trying to give to a good home.
I fell in love with the chickens and agreed to take them in. Well, as you might expect, they began to lay eggs. There was more eggs than I knew what to do with an eventually they started to go bad. I decided that since the eggs were produced organically and sustainably in my own backyard that I could eat them without compromising my principles.
Now I eat eggs almost every day. But I only eat my own eggs and not any other animal products. Some people might call me a hypocrite but a person's diet is a complicated and very personal thing and I think what I am doing is right.