Originally Posted by Meiri
We are what we eat, correct? Therefor, since you are Vegan, your milk is vegan milk. No animal products went into it, only whatever you are eating.
You are what you eat.
Free range cows eat a vegan diet, ergo eating free range cows is vegan.
Free range cows eat a vegan diet, ergo free range cow milk is vegan.
So if human milk is okay because the human is vegan, then bovine milk is okay so long as the bovine is vegan.
If you say that the difference is in consent, then milk from a socialized cow that likes being milked (think "family pet". Or family friend if you want) as a socializing activity is vegan.
For your argument to be logically consistent the following MUST apply.
A1: A foods vegan status is determined by the food being herbivorous or eating vegan food. (In this case ALL animals are vegan as all biochemical energy is originally derived from vegetable matter, see predation pyramid)
A2: a food's vegan status is determined by consent. So a human's or cow's meat or byproduct can be vegan if the animal consents. (For example consensual cannibalism would be vegan)
If you reject either of these points, then you must logically also reject your arguments in favor of human milk being vegan.
Rather than all the mental gymnastics, excuses, and exceptions why not admit that while a vegan diet can sustain human life, it is incapable of growing it from infancy?
Why run from the obvious conclusion?