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I am a newbie in China. I only know vegetarian before, but never heard vegan. Can some one tell me the definition of these two words and the difference between them.<br><br>
I suppose a vegan is more strict in diet, maybe no milk.<br><br>
I don't drink milk, however I sometimes still eat some products containing milk, such as icecream.<br><br>
I drank milk before, until I felt uncomfortable one day.
 

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Vegans, like other vegetarians, do not eat the bodies of animals. In addition, vegans do not consume milk, eggs or honey. More broadly, veganism is a way of life which seeks to avoid exploitation of or cruelty to animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. Most vegans do not wear leather, wool or silk.<br><br><br><br>
From the vegan society
 

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I don't eat eggs, however I sometimes eat some milk or honey.<br><br>
I will try to reduce the milk products and honey afterwards.
 

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Hehe, I saw "veban" and thought "what? Another type!?"<br><br><br><br>
Side note, did you know NW was calling Avril Lavigne a vegan (in the same sentence with demanding diva) but went on to say that she demands fruit and CHEESE! Um, hello....
 

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I was wondering what veban was myself, lol.<br><br><br><br>
Shewolf - I read an article that said Avril was a vegetarian but sometimes ate hamburgers. I'm like, WTF? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br>
(And btw, love the puppies in your av, especially the rottie...<3 rotties)
 

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I have read before that people with Asian decent have higher rates of lactose intolerance because it hasn't been a part of the dietary history as much as other people.<br><br><br><br>
As anyone else heard or read this?
 

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Yes that´s true, but it´s below 100% and there are regional differences. Mongolians drink mare-milk. Tibetans eat yak-cheese.
 

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Welcome to the VB, Ganlu!<br><br><br><br>
Vegetarians have more letters than Vegans. (just kidding)<br><br><br><br>
Yes, vegans don't consume any animal products at all, and vegetarians eat dairy--as far as the eating is concerned. But everyone here has answered your question quite well.<br><br><br><br>
Here are a couple links for you to check out:<br><br><a href="http://www.vegsoc.org/" target="_blank">http://www.vegsoc.org/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.worldveganday.org/html/index.php" target="_blank">http://www.worldveganday.org/html/index.php</a><br><br><a href="http://www.vegan-food.net/" target="_blank">http://www.vegan-food.net/</a> (this has a lot of recipes to look at)
 

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Cissy, thanks, she's my baby... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I adore rotties...<br><br><br><br>
Sorry, what were we talking about? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by jwnyc</i><br><br><b>Yes, vegans don't consume any animal products at all, and vegetarians eat dairy--as far as the eating is concerned. But everyone here has answered your question quite well.<br><br></b></div>
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Some Vegetarians don't consume dairy.<br><br><br><br>
No vegetarians eat meat or animal parts<br><br><br><br>
Lacto Vegetarians may consume dairy<br><br>
Ovo Vegetarians may consume eggs<br><br>
Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians may consume both dairy and eggs<br><br><br><br>
Vegetarians (or Strict Vegetarians) consume no dairy or eggs)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
The difference between Vegetarian and Vegan to me:<br><br><br><br>
Vegetarians are mostly concerned with diet (though they may limit use of animal related consumer products)<br><br><br><br>
Vegans are concerned with diet AND consumer products (non-food items made with or tested on animals)<br><br><br><br>
I've probably just confused the issue (sorry if I did)
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by kpickell</i><br><br><b>Veganism is more of a religion, wherein being perfect is all that matters and all others are shunned.</b></div>
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That's not true.<br><br><br><br>
In general vegetarians don't eat things animals are killed for, vegans <i>try</i> to avoid things that are made with the use of animals.
 

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"Veganism is more of a religion, wherein being perfect is all that matters and all others are shunned. Whereas vegetarianism is about doing your personal best to reduce suffering."<br><br>
i couldn't disagree anymore! if vegetarians wanted to do their best they'd be vegans. and vegans come of all relgions and aren't perfect. BULL****! BULL**** BUAS;HFLGHFG <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by ren</i><br><br><b>if vegetarians wanted to do their best they'd be vegans.</b></div>
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Holier than thou, eh? Watch it, your superiority is shining through...
 

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Everybody, stop, breathe. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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