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I am a pesco vegetarian now for the past four months i am 15 and i am beeing ridiculed for being pesco vegetarian and not a real vegetarian should i stop eating seafood and dairy products agai i became avegan because i seen a baby cow being killed right in front of my eyes and had to stand there while the blood splattered on the hay i might have been on my couch in front of the tv but that really doesent matter but i vowed from that point on never to eat meat again so i ask again am i a bad person for feeling that a fish is a fish and nothing but a fish but a dog is mans best friend.give me the dead truth please
 

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Do a search for eating fish. You'll find millions of threads on why fish is not vegetarian, if that's your question. Whether it's wrong or right is up to the individual. Calling yourself vegetarian and eating fish is wrong, though.<br><br><br><br>
*Sorry my response is so short. I'd find them for you and post links but I'm at work and incredibly busy. Sorry!
 

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Well.... for what reason did you stop eating cow and pig?<br><br>
Are fish somehow excluded from this reason? Why?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Search your own thoughts and feelings on the subject.
 

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It depends. Why don't you eat chicken, for example? A chicken is an animal that feels pain, that lives and reproduces, and should be able to live freely on the Earth. A fish is the same, except they live in the sea. So, on a moral ground, if you don't eat chickens, cows, or pigs, you should also not eat fish for the same reason.<br><br><br><br>
People think that fish is healthy, but it's not. Some fish have high levels of mercury, which is very bad for you. So if you're pescatarian for health reasons, the fish isn't really contributing to your health. You can get your protein and omega-3s that the fish provides from other sources.<br><br><br><br>
Do what you need to do now, though.
 

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Good question, bigluther. You have to follow your own conscience. But I agree with RawJess, vegetarians don't eat fish, and calling yourself one can be confusing to many. I know, I used to be a "vegetarian" who ate fish "only occasionally" - as if a fish isn't an animal! So don't feel this post as a harsh one, because I can see where you're coming from, but many feel it is detrimental to the vegetarian/vegan movement when people claim to be vegetarian but don't eat vegetarian.<br><br><br><br>
Out of curiosity, are you eating fish because you're transitioning to a vegetarian diet? Have you given up other meats for health reasons, or ethical reasons? Maybe you can post more specifically about your path, so we can support you better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescetarian" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescetarian</a>
 

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The threads have been merged. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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The threads have been merged. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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And merged into the wrong forum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br><br><br>
chalk it up to severe actor/director brain mush. I consider myself fortunate if I remember to put on my shoes in the morning.... seriously.
 

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listen, you have to decide what kind of person you want to be, and what is important to you. we can't tell you if it is right or wrong for you to eat fish. but i'll tell you that a fish has blood and bones just like we do.
 

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The fact that you're posting this thread leads me to believe you do think there's something wrong w/eating fish.<br><br>
Anyway, do what you feel is right for you. If you're ok w/eating seafood, then eat it. If you're not ok w/it, then don't eat it. It's all up to you and what you think. As long as you can face yourself w/whatever you decide, then that's all that matters. We're not here to judge and/or tell people what's right and wrong.
 

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I think there are problems in putting the words "pesco" and "vegetarian" together, since vegetarians don't eat animals, and fish are animals. That just doesn't mesh in my mind. If you want to eat fish, then eat fish, but don't call yourself a vegetarian, because you are contributing to the death of animals, and then consuming their flesh. Cutting down on any meat consumption is beneficial for your own health and for animal welfare.
 

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I think there are problems in putting the words "pesco" and "vegetarian" together</div>
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Yeah, you're either 'pesco' or 'vego' you cant really be pesco-vego.
 

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Hey BigL ... I just wanted to say, since others have mentioned that you shouldn't call yourself vegetarian if you eat fish - I think if you make it clear to people that you're vegetarian with the exception of fish - that you're either working your way to it or have a good reason for eating it, whatever. I think people do get confused about what vegetarians really are and how serious they are, and that's why we get the dumb questions by omnis all the time like "so do you sit in your closet and eat steak?" or "don't you want just a little chicken?" I think if you make it clear to people that it's an exception to your vegetarian diet, people won't be so confused, or so harsh on you. I'm afraid people will be harsh too.. "Ohh right, you're vegetarian... uh huh. Go back to the closet and eat your steak..." You don't want that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Is pesco vegetarian a real term? Because the Vegetarian Society say that being vegetarian means not eating fish, flesh and fowl.
 

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Is pesco vegetarian a real term? Because the Vegetarian Society say that being vegetarian means not eating fish, flesh and fowl.</div>
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saying pesco-vegetarian is like saying apis-vegan.<br><br><br><br>
but these are support forums. if vegans arent allowed to call out lacto-ovos here, then lacto-ovos shouldnt call out pescos.<br><br><br><br>
pescatarians save the lives of many cows and chickens, which is more then most omivores do. If thats where they are on this path, then we should support them for doing what they can to eliminate suffering.
 

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I really hate these "hyphen-vegetarian" terms.<br><br><br><br>
If you eat fish you are an omnivore (or a polyvore), not a vegetarian. A vegetarian eats plant-based foods, not animal-based foods.<br><br><br><br>
Personally, I would avoid eating fish because of health dangers (mercury and other toxic compounds), the very cruel way they are usually caught and killed, the fact that catching them in many cases endangers or kills other species which are discarded, and the fact that many species of fish are becoming endangered due to overfishing.<br><br><br><br>
I can't think of a single good reason to eat fish except, maybe, "They're tasty."
 
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