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#61 Old 01-10-2004, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by meatless View Post

For example, I was looking at non-animal tested, environmentally friendly cleaning agents (i.e. Mr. Clean substitute, dish detergent) and they cost a small fortune! I am introducing this sort of thing bit by bit as I find them and can afford them, but there are so many things we all use on a day to day basis (unless the teenagers don't have to do the housework--if so, lucky ducks! ) that must be replaced to be considered "vegan" by some standards. I wouldn't be surprised if my "house hold items" budget triples by the time I've found substitutes for everything.

I have recently made the commitment to do all my 'food' shopping at my local hfs because I feels it's an important step (for me), but I admit I still haven't totally commited to animal free cleaning supplies. As it is buying all my food at the hfs is more expensive than the grocery store....so I'm trying to go one step at a time since it is an added costs.

The cheapest cleaning/household needs stuff I've found is 8th Generation, which is relatively good and biodegradable. Anyone else know of good brands that are inexpensive and environmentally concious?

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#62 Old 01-12-2004, 10:56 AM
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I voted "I'm not a vegan" because while my diet would be considered vegan, (no meat or dairy), the rest of my life is not vegan, yet... I'm working on it!
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#63 Old 01-12-2004, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Life2k View Post

Oh, the next time you have teeth pulled without pain killer, can I watch?

The way I see it is, animals are shot alive everyday...they're children are taken away from them when they are born. Ya'll already know this, if animals go through that everyday and see their friends killed knowing that they are next. The least that we can do is go through a little pain for getting our teeth pulled or whatever else you'd go through pain for.Its probably nothing in comparison and the pain will go away after a few days. So I admire vegan23 for that...it shows character

BTW,I'm not being judgemental towards anyone else. I just think that its cool that there are still hard-core vegans around.In my defintion of being a a hard-core vegan of course.

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#64 Old 01-12-2004, 06:31 PM
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After two years I've settled comfortably into the status of lacto-ovo vegetarian.

I avoid dairy and eggs; however, I do consume them on occasion (pizza is one occasion - baked goods another). At home I am quite strict (though my margarine isn't vegan). I make it a point to be mindful when consuming any dairy/egg products - which is why I consume so little (guilt can be a good thing).

I found my niche finally, and I'm happy about this. For a while there I had a lot of veg*n angst which went away once I truly realised it's my personal journey (whew - what a relief)
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#65 Old 01-13-2004, 12:07 PM
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#66 Old 01-13-2004, 01:01 PM
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What type are you? I'm a Shmegan.
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#67 Old 01-13-2004, 01:07 PM
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#68 Old 01-14-2004, 12:16 PM
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I forget what schmegan is, and a quick search didn't help -- can someone remind me what y'all mean by it? thanks
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#69 Old 01-14-2004, 01:41 PM
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Vegan here.

I know others have already pointed this out, but just want to add my own two cents....

Vegan refers to lifestyle and encompasses diet, clothing, household products, etc.

Strict vegetarian is someone who refrains from eating animals or animal products but may wear or use animal-derived products.

As for the fish and chicken thing .... I posted this sometime back, but it bears repeating...

Calling yourself a vegetarian because you "only" eat fish (or chicken, or whatever) is like calling yourself a Christian because you only worship Satan one day a week.

Point is, the two are mutually exclusive. You can't eat animals -- and fish and chickens are animals -- and be a vegetarian. That would make you a semi-vegetarian, which is fine, especially if you're working toward veg*ism.
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#70 Old 01-14-2004, 02:06 PM
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I hate labeling, but I guess I'm lacto-ovo. My dog is a cat-turdarian.
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#71 Old 01-14-2004, 02:08 PM
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if we are labeling, am vegetarian. no meats, no gelatin.

i don't drink milk, but i do use it in cooking. i have started experimenting with soy substitutes, however.

i really only use egg to bake (which isn't very often.) and i really hate to eat eggs on thier own. i do eat meat alternatives that contain egg.

i do love cheese, but i have lately been more open to vegan alternatives. i also try and buy cheeses made by smaller local farms. (living by wisconsin helps this! i've recently found cheese made only from hand-milked family owned farm cows, even.)

i eat vegan alternatives when they are available.

i feed my cat non-biproduct catfood.

when people ask what i "am" i usually just say, "i don't like to eat meat."
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#72 Old 01-14-2004, 05:23 PM
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I'm vegan, but I frequently cheat by drinking wine and beer that are probably not vegan.
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#73 Old 01-14-2004, 07:21 PM
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I Will take meds that may not be vegan, but only when I am really miserable. I still wear/use many non food residuals (stuff I already have), but I no longer purchase animal products knowingly.
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#74 Old 01-14-2004, 07:24 PM
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I'm strict vegetarian... I occasionally eat honey and I don't always remember which random long-named ingredients are from animal sources and which are not, so I inevitably cheat in that way.
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#75 Old 01-14-2004, 07:39 PM
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Strict vegetarian. Don't eat much in the way of milk, cheese, or eggs. Don't buy leather. But I don't worry about medications or cross examine people when I eat out.
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#76 Old 01-14-2004, 09:48 PM
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I hate eggs with a passion. Rejected them when I was 3. But I love cheese and need to get that out of my diet. Was a strick vegan for awhile, but the cheese just creeped back in.
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#77 Old 01-14-2004, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by goettling View Post

I hate eggs with a passion. Rejected them when I was 3. But I love cheese and need to get that out of my diet.

Ditto for me. I've been doing very good though lately and not eating cheese. I am so in love with Vegan Gourmet mozzarella right now and it totally satisfies any cheese cravings I might get.
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#78 Old 01-14-2004, 11:12 PM
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Ovo-lacto, although lately I've been trying to decrease my dairy consumption

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#79 Old 01-15-2004, 01:14 AM
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