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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.

I suppose a vegan is more strict in diet, maybe no milk.

I don't drink milk, however I sometimes still eat some products containing milk, such as icecream.

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.

From the vegan society
 

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Hehe, I saw "veban" and thought "what? Another type!?"

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.

Shewolf - I read an article that said Avril was a vegetarian but sometimes ate hamburgers. I'm like, WTF?


(And btw, love the puppies in your av, especially the rottie...<3 rotties)
 

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Originally posted by jwnyc

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.

Some Vegetarians don't consume dairy.

No vegetarians eat meat or animal parts

Lacto Vegetarians may consume dairy

Ovo Vegetarians may consume eggs

Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians may consume both dairy and eggs

Vegetarians (or Strict Vegetarians) consume no dairy or eggs)

The difference between Vegetarian and Vegan to me:

Vegetarians are mostly concerned with diet (though they may limit use of animal related consumer products)

Vegans are concerned with diet AND consumer products (non-food items made with or tested on animals)

I've probably just confused the issue (sorry if I did)
 

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Originally posted by kpickell

Veganism is more of a religion, wherein being perfect is all that matters and all others are shunned.
That's not true.

In general vegetarians don't eat things animals are killed for, vegans try 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."

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
 
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