Animals shed their shells after they have grown out of them. If they have washed upon the shorelines naturally, and an animal wasn't stripped from it's home, then I would think they are vegan...unless I'm mistaken on how animals live in them....I'm pretty sure though that there really is no use for them once an animal sheds it's shell and inhabits/grows a new one...
I just saw this because I was googling the same topic. I agree with what was stated above. I don't know that buying from local or commercial vendors would be ethical, though. :/ Also, I would personally avoid starfish, since they are the actual body of the creature, not just the "home" or protective shield. :) Just my thoughts.
Honestly, I would say go for it and make them what they like. They are cats, they probably need those nutrients as they are carnivores. My dogs are not vegans, nor is my husband, so I make them all meat. It's not my favorite thing, but I'm not going to refuse to cook my hubby dinner! :)
I think the shells that wash up can become homes for other sea creatures until they also outgrow that same shell. But I don't know whether this disqualifies them as vegan. (I hope not, since I just brought some home from a trip to Cambria!)
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