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#1 Old 01-17-2006, 04:26 PM
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hi, just signed up to get an answer on something that was puzzling me and a veggie friend of mine.



where better that a chat room for veggie's!?



um, well i'm not veggie so sorry about that, but my friend is, she doesn't eat meat or fish but eats dairy products now i define that as veggie.



if she also did not eat dairy products we came to the conclusion that would be vegan.



i used to go to school with someone who said they were veggie but they ate chicken? i think that's pescatarian (though i could be making that up)?



and finally my younger brother doesn't eat meat but eats fish (which i'd say is still meat!) does this have a name?



many thanks to anyone who can take the time to correct me on any of these definitions
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#2 Old 01-17-2006, 04:50 PM
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Hi there!

Here are some definitions for you:

Vegan = Person who eats a vegan diet and also avoids all non-food animal products.

Vegan diet = A diet that consists entirely of non-animal, non-cruelty foods.

Strict vegetarian = Person who eats a vegan diet.

Lacto-vegetarian = Person who eats a vegan diet + dairy products.

Lacto-ovo-vegetarian = Person who eats a lacto-vegetarian diet + eggs.

Pescetarian = Person who eats some kind of vegetarian diet + fish.

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#3 Old 01-17-2006, 06:42 PM
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Yea, when you said the no meat but chicken, thats not a veggie thing at all. A pescaterian eats fish, which doesnt totally line up with the veggie aestetics because fish are animals, but some people include that anyways.
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#4 Old 01-17-2006, 08:01 PM
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Hi there!

Here are some definitions for you:

Vegan = Person who eats a vegan diet and also avoids all non-food animal products.

Vegan diet = A diet that consists entirely of non-animal, non-cruelty foods.

Strict vegetarian = Person who eats a vegan diet.

Lacto-vegetarian = Person who eats a vegan diet + dairy products.

Lacto-ovo-vegetarian = Person who eats a lacto-vegetarian diet + eggs.

Pescetarian = Person who eats some kind of vegetarian diet + fish.



I think some people often forget that being a Vegan means not wearing animals products either. I have a friend that eats a Vegan diet for health reasons but still wears leather and stuff, so there is a difference. Personally I am a lacto-vegetarian, but I don't wear animal products either. The only reason that I am not a vegan is because a lot of the foods I eat have dairy as an ingredient, and I hardly ever eat cheese. I generally called myself a strict vegetarian because I was borderline vegan, but I am just going to say lacto-vegetarian from now. Thanks for the definitions!!!
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#5 Old 01-17-2006, 08:22 PM
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If your friend eats no meat or dairy but still eats eggs/honey, she is not a vegan. Vegans do not eat meat/eggs/dairy/honey or anything else that came from an animal.



If someone eats chicken, thus only doesn't eat red meat, they're called "I don't eat red meat" but they aren't a vegetarian at all in any way, shape or form. They don't get a special word.



If your brother only eats fish, that term is pescatarian, but it still isn't a form of vegetarianism cause vegetarians don't eat animals and fish are animals.

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#6 Old 01-17-2006, 11:54 PM
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In addition veganism isn't just a diet, it is a lifestyle to try to minimize animal products in everyday things (shoes, beauty products, etc)
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#7 Old 01-18-2006, 09:49 AM
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thanks to everyone for clearing all that up for me,



i now know my brother is a pescatarian and my friend is a lacto-ovo-vegetarian.



i knew my bro wasn't a proper veggie, well he never claimed to be, but now i have a name for him.



thanks again and take it easy all



ps: i'll pass this place onto my lacto/veggie/pescatarin friends and family as i see you have a number of themed boards which they may find interesting.
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#8 Old 01-19-2006, 11:31 PM
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Hi Gum, Although many might be cool to diets that seem alien compared to veganism, numerous people who wish to go veg., but approach it in increments...losing some stuff at a time, and usually ending as a vegan, if that's their goal. In the great past, vegs. often ate eggs, white meat of chicken, or fish moving towards a better diet, and they hadn't good markets like us moderns with alternatives. Best, ak
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