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So since I have been a vegetarian since age 12 or 13 ( now almost 18 and vegan) I have been asked about being a vegetarian. The phrase that I hear the most is "Cool, I'm a vegetarian too but I eat chicken, duck and turkey ." Fish is thrown in there too. Now I understand that most people cut off things like beef and pork first, then the birds and then the fish but these people make no more effort past eating just mammals. To me I kind of get annoyed about people claiming that their vegetarian just cut out one group of animals and all of a sudden they are vegetarian. What about you guys? How do you feel when people claim this. Do you think they are right to claim they are vegetarian or do you think that they are just doing it for the "fad". I am not attacking any one with this post, I just want to broaden my view and understanding. I personally don't think you can stay in one stage of your transition and say you're a vegetarian. So let me know what you think. I do not mean to offend anyone with this post. Thanks in advance.
THANKYOU! how can you justify not eating a cow but you can just as easily eat a chicken or a fish?
Google that shit, is what I would tell the "many people" you are referring too.
Definition of vegetarian: People who do not eat meat, or any other animal products.
Definition of meat: flesh of any animal...
Of course, other Countries I can not speak for but seriously America..it's not rocket science?!
I think the idea that vegetarians eat fish is more common in religion, specifically Catholics I believe but uh....correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm not very religious but I can understand people doing it for religious purposes more so than just eating birds and going Oh yeah Im a vegetarian.
Caviar is to the fish, as the egg is to the chicken.
However, caviar is unfertilized so?!?!
I'd go with Pescetarian if you consume fish eggs, or fish oils ect..
Up to you I guess :)"
A vegetarian who eats fish is called a Pescetarian. I was one for 20 years before becoming full vegetarian. A vegetarian who consumes dairy is: A Lacto-veggie
A vegetarian who consumes Egg is: Ova-veggie
And a vegetarian who consumes both is: Lacto/ova veggie
ONLY those who DO NOT consume either egg or dairy is a true Vegetarian.
Vegan's take the diet of a Vegetarian, and turn it into a lifestyle of no clothing/shoes, hair, make-up, medicine, or products in general can contain anything produced via means of an animal. IE: honey
I am pretty sure there are many people even on THIS SITE who claim to be Vegetarian, and still do Dairy or Eggs. It's really just education on the verbage and beliefs. It can be confusing, and misleading, which causes others to mislead.
However, there is nothing confusing about the fact that eating animals, poultry, fowl or fish, or frog, and calling yourself a vegetarian. It's a complete ox-moron.
Lacto-ova vegetarian is a word right O.O
I'm not Catholic but I eat fish because it's what's in the Bible. I dnt see anything wrong with fish. I dnt eat any other living thing except plants. Is there something wrong with that? I wouldn't classify myself as one of those persons who say that they eat certain animals like birds and that they are still vegetarians. I wanted to go vegan and would have gone vegan but my family would think I'm trying to commit suicide.
At least you have an excuse though. I'm talking about these people who seem to do it because it is a fad so they cut out pork and beef but at least you don't eat birds and to be honest I have heard of some vegetarians having to eat fish to build their body back up because it can wear on your body. And I was never saying anything was wrong i just find it sketchy more so with the people who eat birds than fish because it looks like they are just putting on a show.
I meant that I don't eat any other living thing than fish, except plants, cuz plants have life. In Biology, I learnt that for something to be classified as a living thing it has to respond to stimuli and reproduce, just like the cells that make up plants and animals. Therefore plants are living things too right? Yeah, of course. How is it that we can kill plants and trees and eat them but we can't kill animals? (Just asking...) Is it because you think plants are not hurt?
Anyway, I won't call myself a vegetarian. I'll say pescatarian or pescetarian, which is a type of vegetarian. Research it...an you'll see. Just in case anyone finds it offensive, that's what I'll say.
You are classified as a Pescetarian if you eat fish, and not a Vegetarian.