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Are you a Vegan or Vegetarian? or would like to be one?

  1. I'm a Vegan.

    8.9%
  2. I'm a Vegetarian.

    4.5%
  3. I'd like to seriously be a Vegan someday.

    3.6%
  4. I'd like to seriously be a Vegetarian someday.

    8.9%
  5. No, I like meat too much.

    64.3%
  6. No, too lazy to be a Vegan or Vegetarian.

    9.8%
  1. MXZT Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vegan-vs-vegetarian

    What Is a Vegetarian Diet?

    According to the Vegetarian Society, a vegetarian is someone who does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or by-products of animal slaughter.

    Vegetarian diets contain various levels of fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, nuts and seeds. The inclusion of dairy and eggs depends on the type of diet you follow.

    The most common types of vegetarians include:

    • Lacto-ovo vegetarians: Vegetarians who avoid all animal flesh, but do consume dairy and egg products.
    • Lacto vegetarians: Vegetarians who avoid animal flesh and eggs, but do consume dairy products.
    • Ovo vegetarians: Vegetarians who avoid all animal products except eggs.
    • Vegans: Vegetarians who avoid all animal and animal-derived products.
    Those who do not eat meat or poultry but do consume fish are considered pescatarians, whereas part-time vegetarians are often referred to as flexitarians.

    Although sometimes considered vegetarians, pescatarians and flexitarians do eat animal flesh. Therefore, they do not technically fall under the definition of vegetarianism.

    What Is a Vegan Diet?

    A vegan diet can be viewed as the strictest form of vegetarianism.

    Veganism is currently defined by the Vegan Society as a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty as much as possible.

    This includes exploitation for food and any other purpose.

    Therefore, a vegan diet not only excludes animal flesh, but also dairy, eggs and animal-derived ingredients. These include gelatin, honey, carmine, pepsin, shellac, albumin, whey, casein and some forms of vitamin D3.

    Vegetarians and vegans often avoid eating animal products for similar reasons. The largest difference is the degree to which they consider animal products acceptable.

    For instance, both vegans and vegetarians may exclude meat from their diets for health or environmental reasons.

    However, vegans also choose to avoid all animal by-products because they believe this has the largest impact on their health and the environment.

    In terms of ethics, vegetarians are opposed to killing animals for food, but consider it acceptable to consume animal by-products such as milk and eggs, as long as the animals are kept in adequate conditions.

    On the other hand, vegans believe that animals have a right to be free from human use, be it for food, clothing, science or entertainment.

    Thus, they seek to exclude all animal by-products, regardless of the conditions in which animals are bred or housed.

    The desire to avoid all forms of animal exploitation is why vegans choose to forgo dairy and eggs — products that many vegetarians have no problem consuming.






     
  2. fungi rl

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    I used to be.
    Plan on going vegetarian again. Some time.
     
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  3. MichiganMMA1978 Brown Belt

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  4. Fatality Brown Belt

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    As long as cows, pigs and chickens exist I can't be a vegan/vegetarian.
     
  5. Osculater Red Belt

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    I eat air [​IMG]
     
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  6. Otto! Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    I eat meat every day and I will continue to do so. A few years back, my wife and I tried reducing our meat consumption by around 50 - 60%. We did it for about 6 months and it was ok, but it required more planning and preparation. We are back to eating meat every day.
     
  7. Zinger Potato Belt

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    If I eat grass I take food away from animals.

    So I eat animals instead so the surviving ones have more grass to eat which the dead one would have eaten in their place.. I care very much about animals, I don't let them starve. I'm a good guy.

    War for resources is a thing in the animal kingdom too, and I'm doing my best to prevent it.
     
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  8. Bacco Gold Belt

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    no,no
    no
     
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  10. SteveColdStone School of Self Awareness

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    I was vegetarian for a few years and also dabbled in veganism. Then I moved house and was no longer living alone, so there was always meat in the fridge. I got lazy and started eating meat again. I’d like to try veganism again but it will have to be done the right way.
     
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  11. Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    I've been a vegetarian for 6 months and that was enough for me.
     
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  12. Prelimtapper Brown Belt

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    No, no and No. Its a truly 1st world problem diet.
     
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  13. fingercuffs Rebelfetts future wife Platinum Member

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    I could get on okay as a vegetarian, Indian and Italian meatless dishes are lovely without meat. I just would rather not, I love a nice steak. If pushed I could be a pescatarian I guess.
     
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  14. fingercuffs Rebelfetts future wife Platinum Member

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    And vegan I could never abide. No leather shoes, hand bags, purses etc. That's taking it way too far.
     
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  15. ka pow Blue Belt

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    Vegan/Vegetarian is an unnatural way of eating. I've read that having a diet that is high on plant fiber will destroy your digestive system in the long run. Vegetarians/Vegans will eventually need medication just to pass stool.
     
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  16. MXZT Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Yeah Vegan is ridiculous when it comes to that.
     
  17. Fedorgasm Gold Belt

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    I went vegan for a year. It take helped improve all my bloodwork but I couldn't take it anymore. I love meat.
     
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  18. pakimahi Brown Belt

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    Tried it for a month, enough for a lifetime
     
  19. Senzo Tanaka Gold Belt

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    I think it makes sense for everyone to be a vegetarian ONE day.

    I think once we can cheaply and efficiently grow "meat" in labs and make vegetable alternatives that are just as nutritious or more so than meat, there's really no reason to harvest and kill animals for our food anymore.

    I do think if we ever made it to that point, I'd still want eating meat to be legal for the hunters and people that are not in the city. I'd have no problem if the mass majority of food was fake meat if it got good enough, cheap enough and nutritious though. I think that's just the evolution of our species.
     
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  20. John Mabrey Banned Banned

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    I like meat too much
     
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