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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>WonderRandy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The word you're looking for is "schmegan". Do a search for it on the boards, and you'll see that this discussion has been around for a long time...</div>
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schmegan ey ? hmmm... *gets a "Hello I'm..." badge*
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Digger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
^^ nice post<br><br><br><br>
Personally, I don't even like the title 'strict vegetarian' because it's just one more label to confuse the hell out of meat-eaters (and apparently us also). People seem to want extra credit because they do more than 'that guy over there'. It's really not that complicated. You're either vegetarian or you're not. You're either vegan or you're not.<br><br><br><br>
I myself am 100% dairy free and eat very few eggs. I'm still simply a vegetarian - not - Mr. Extra-Special Vegetarian Who Eats No Dairy and Very Few Eggs and Deserves a Gold Star and Extra Cookies and a Special Label So That Everyone Knows I'm Doing More Than That Guy Over There.<br><br><br><br>
Let's not get too precious with the labeling.<br><br><br><br>
If you're not vegan, you're either vegetarian or an omni.<br><br><br><br>
My two cents anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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Actually vegan is an "Mr. Extra-Special Vegetarian" label already. You are either vegetarian or you are not.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Twiggy_Mar</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yeah okay I get it, I know of no vegetarians where I live and I haven't told anyone (other than my boyfriend) of my choice as I'm fairly new to this so I don't want the putting down of "oh you'll crack in a day or two, you'll see a sandwich or sumthin". But I won't eat gummy worms and I won't be purchasing any more real leather. I just think people add "strict" and "very strict" because omnies, who just haven't cared enough to find out more can't understand that vegetarianism is kind of like a religion (mostly referring to Christianity here), there are so many ways of living it that is right to that person <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Random : Yay I just had mango <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":pibo:"><br><br><br><br>
edit : your cat is the cutest thing btw, it had my boyfriend go "aww cute kitteh"</div>
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Good for you! Stay strong and resist temptation! It gets easier.<br><br><br><br>
That's actually not my cat, I pulled that picture off LOLcats. My cat looks kinda like that though and does like to hang out on my keyboard.
 

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That's interesting, I didn't know vegetarian was only dietary. If they're doing it for ethical reasons it seems a bit contradictory to not want to put the cow in your mouth but not care about wearing it; the cow was used and died either way.</div>
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I am doing it for ethical reasons, but still wear some leather, for horsebackriding. My boots, chaps, saddle, bridle, ect are all leather because the non leather kind are cheap and don't work as well. I, personally HATE labels. And I think people can mix up any version of vegetarianism/veganism they want, Its a persons decision to do so, so they should be able to pick and choose the parts they want to abide by.<br><br><br><br>
Thats my veiw.
 

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Good for you! Stay strong and resist temptation! It gets easier.<br><br><br><br>
That's actually not my cat, I pulled that picture off LOLcats. My cat looks kinda like that though and does like to hang out on my keyboard.</div>
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Oh alright, it's still the cutest thing though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I am doing it for ethical reasons, but still wear some leather, for horsebackriding. My boots, chaps, saddle, bridle, ect are all leather because the non leather kind are cheap and don't work as well. I, personally HATE labels. And I think people can mix up any version of vegetarianism/veganism they want, Its a persons decision to do so, so they should be able to pick and choose the parts they want to abide by.<br><br><br><br>
Thats my veiw.</div>
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I have a leather jacket <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"> and yes it <i>is</i> an individual choice. I suppose labels are around to make things easier for people, it's just that sometimes we get a bit caught up in it all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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A coworker of mine is vegan in diet (for health reasons) but is not really strongly tied to animal rights issues, so she doesn't live a vegan lifestyle otherwise---wears leather, etc. She does say "strict vegetarian" out of respect to vegans, who might be offended to hear her calling herself a vegan, but if people need more clarification about what she can or can't say, she will say "vegan" so that people know that that means no eggs or dairy, either. And she doesn't mind if there is honey in things.<br><br><br><br>
Also, I wanted to say that some committed vegans DO still wear leather, at least at first. Some people feel that if the animal had to give it's life for their shoes or jacket then they will honor that animal's sacrific by getting as much use out of it as possible. Of course many (most?) vegans would donate their leather/wool, etc. stuff because they would feel uncomfortable still using such things, but still, that situation does <i>sometimes</i> occur.
 

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I consider myself a vegetarian. I don't eat the flesh of any living animal. I do eat cheese, milk and eggs in things. For instance portabello ravioli with ricotta, or pancakes (has milk & egg)! Thats all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I thought a Vegan was someone who does not consume ANYTHING that comes from an animal whatsoever.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Digger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br><b>Strict Vegetarian</b> (diet only, no animal products of any kind)<br></div>
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That describes me. I follow a strict vegan diet now, but I correct people when they try to call me a 'vegan'. I still have a leather purse and leather shoes (second-hand from family). The hand soap that my mother buys for the house likely has animal ingredients. I have enough trouble affording purchasing food for myself, let alone all vegan toiletries and accessories to replace my leather stuff. I wear my mother's and grandmother's second-hand (mostly leather) stuff and right now that works for me just fine.
 
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