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Old 05-11-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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Here is a breakdown of the different types of vegetarian diets.

Vegetarianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:16 AM
 
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the terminology used to describe different types of vegetarianism are far from consistent. some people call people who eat fish vegetarian, some call them pescatarian, some call them omnivores/meat eaters. some people call people who don't eat meat or dairy products vegetarian or pure vegetarian and people who eat eggs and/or milk lacto-ovo vegetarian. some call the former vegan and the latter vegetarian. it all depends on who you're asking.

personally i call people who eat no meat but eat eggs and dairy vegetarian, people who don't eat any of those things vegan, and people who eat muscle tissue (including fish muscle tissue) are not either of those -they're omnis or meat eaters or whatever.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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Vegetarian. I have to disagree that the dairy industry doesn't harm it's animals.
Most dairy cows recieve better care than many humans.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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that depends on how you define "better care" and "many". they certainly get more antibiotics than many humans!

certainly, i'm sure you can find many people in the world who live worse lives than a typical dairy cow (since cows at least have enough food to eat and a roof over their heads), but that doesn't make the treatment of cows ok.

you do realize that most dairy cows live in factory farms, right? that means they spend their lives crammed together and hooked up to milking machines.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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The topic of this thread is simply whether or not cheese is "vegetarian" -- let's stick to that, please.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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What does it matter? If people wish to eat cheese and not meat, ok. Why do we have to fit into a category/class? Only thing I can think of is to judge others by their category/class.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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well it's pretty helpful for me to be able to ask at a restaurant "is this dish vegan?" (or someone else to ask if it's vegetarian) and have the server understand what i mean and be able to answer me acurately.

if people think vegetarian food can have fish in it (and i have seen lobster bisque marked as vegetarian on a chain restaurant menu), or even chicken, that makes things a lot tougher for vegetarians and more confusing for people who aren't vegetarian.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:23 PM
 
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>> What does it matter?

It's really not a matter of judging others (at least for me); the issue, for me, is wanting to decease the amount of cruelty in the world. So from that perspective, yeah; it matters a LOT.
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:50 AM
 
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>> It's really not a matter of judging others (at least for me); the issue, for me, is wanting to decease the amount of cruelty in the world. So from that perspective, yeah; it matters a LOT.
That's "decrease," not "decease." That's a Freudian slip if there ever was one.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:05 PM
 
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What does a lacto-ovo vegetarian signify again? That you eat milk and eggs? But if "vegetarian" already means that ... okay, I'm confused.
Found this link helpful when I first looked into this lifestyle--

Vegetarian and Vegan Information-Vegan Vs Vegetarian
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