Vegan Questions

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  1. Jan 3, 2013 #21

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    yeah, I HATE PETA. my best friend in high school was a vegetarian for the same reasons you are and she felt PETA was the worst thing to happen to the animal rights movement, lol. she was the best kind of vegetarian, too - you could eat meat right in front of her and she couldn't care less; she never lectured anyone for eating meat unless they started it by ranting at her about how stupid it was to be a vegetarian, in which case she'd unleash on them in a hilarious fashion until they finally shut the hell up. to her, eating or not eating meat was a personal choice - it wasn't her place to tell someone else they shouldn't eat it and it wasn't theirs to tell her she should (which I fully agree with - people should be allowed to make their own dietary decisions without any busy-bodies lecturing!). she was also the easiest person in the world to pick a restaurant with because as long as they had something to eat that involved bread and cheese, she was happy... and pretty much EVERY restaurant has a grilled cheese sammich on the kids menu :p.
     
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    I think you can call yourself whatever you like. Technically, I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian, but I dislike labels in general. I find that when people put a label on something it opens up room for generalizations and discrimination. You wouldn't believe how much heat I get for my choices in life. Hubby eats whatever he wants right next to me at the dinner table or restaurant and I eat whatever I want right next to him. I don't feel the need to lecture others about what they eat. It's a personal choice, whatever your reasons are.

    But others will have a problem with you as i'm sure you've already noticed in your life. I've found that people have an opinion about vegetarians and especially vegans and will generalize that to the entire population. There are very vocal activists out there and those are the ones people remember. I don't broadcast my choices in life (like not having kids either but that's a whole other ball of wax) but people will notice the polite "no thank you" to the turkey being passed around, or when you don't eat the crab dip and they say, " but that's not meat", lol. Idk it seems I make some people uncomfortable for some strange reason and then I get the barrage of questions, but oh well. So here are the labels if you like:

    Vegetarian - no meat, eggs, dairy (l-o eats eggs and dairy)
    Vegan - no animal products whatsoever, to include clothing made from animals, no honey, no white granulated sugar, no gelatin (like jello and some candy like gummy bears), no product that involves animal testing in it's making

    I know there's even more with veganism but the point is that it's an entire way of living as opposed to a decision to not eat meat/eggs/dairy or whatever. This is why I don't use the labels. IMO don't sweat the label, just be. :biggrin2::sunshine: loving the sunshine, lol
     
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    Yeah, lol, my best friend is a vegetarian (so is her girlfriend), and I eat big ol' burgers right next to her. At first I felt a little self conscious about her watching me devour meat, but she is totally cool with it.
     
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    I'm a bit late on this one as I just got back into town. I'm in the same boat as you...vegetarian, not vegan, but would be because of the hormones and stuff. I buy only cage free, free fed, hormone-less eggs and dairy. If I go out somewhere, I often tell them I'm vegan so I don't have to deal with the hormones in my food, although I eat milk and eggs at home, as long as I can make sure I know what I'm buying.
     
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    I agree with this! I could never stop eating meat, haha :)
     

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