If someone sold cheese made from human milk, could it be considered vegan cheese? Why or why not?

If someone sold cheese made from human milk, could it be considered vegan cheese? Why or why not?

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  1. Isn’t a basic tenet of veganism about not consuming/using products in which animals are exploited? (Not a vegan, so I’m legitimately asking)

    Animals can’t give consent to be used, but a woman who is producing breast milk can. So if a woman freely consents to sell her breast milk and a vegan rennet was used to create cheese, couldn’t that be considered a vegan product?

    Along those lines of thinking, the animal in question was not truly exploited and wasn’t harmed. So in a sense, it’s vegan, right?

  2. For me veganism is about exploitation. If a woman chose to use her milk, and presuming it wasn’t taking away from her child, to make cheese id say that was vegan. She is consenting and making a choice not being exploited

  3. Y’all don’t actually know what vegan means.

    Vegan is not using products from exploited and unconsenting sources. And since most, if not all, non-human animals can not give consent, just about every animal product is not vegan.

    Assuming that the breast milk is from a consenting animal and they are not being exploited, it would be vegan, as gross as this premise is.

  4. Obviously human-milk cheese would not be vegan. Humans are animals. Why are me and obamachicken2 the only ones saying this?

    (Oh, and by the way obamachicken2, humans aren’t just “technically” animals, we ARE animals.)

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