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Old 12-10-2010, 08:01 AM   #11 
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Why do they like to be called vegetarians anyways?
I honestly think people like that don't eat meat for selfish reasons. Being called a vegetarian makes you sound like a good person because it makes you seem like you love animals or care about animal rights. Becoming "vegetarian" or "vegan" has become a status thing for some people.

If they really cared about animals, they would either:
A. Go off all meat, and become a true vegetarian or vegan.
B. Own up to being a Pescetarian or whatever someone that only eats chicken is called. They should be willing to admit that they don't care about all animals equally.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:13 PM   #12 
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LOL! She probably doesn't know what to call herself. A lot of people think they can call themselves vegetarian if they don't eat red meat or pork but do eat fish & chicken.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:37 PM   #13 
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I eat fish&poultry, but not red meat.. but I definetly dont call myself a veggie.
I have reasons for not eating red meat, I stopped eating red meat when I was about 12. I just dont really like the taste now.. and the smell of browning beef. EWW. so nasty!

but I stopped eating pork when I was about 11/12, we wrn to Hawaii and I saw the pig roasting in the pit.. it made me cry.
A few short months later.. I just realized I couldnt eat cows because they are too dang cute!

Yes, these were my reasons at 11/12. And my mom let me, as long at I took vitamin and such still.
And now.. I just dont want to eat red meat.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:21 PM   #14 
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Nothing is wrong with not eating red meat and pork, but no reason to call yourself a vegetarian if you still eat other meats! :) I personally call myself a "faux vegetarian" because I cannot claim to be a true one.

I have food allergies and I am allergic to all meat substitutes, so I can not go vegan no matter how much I want to. I have super bad food allergies, I cannot eat nuts, beans, soy, citrus fruit or anything with citric acid, bananas, melons, peas, black pepper.... the list goes on and on :( There is no hope for me to be able to have a vegan diet and be able to meet all my nutritional needs... :(

I also don't want to go vegetarian because I do not agree with eating dairy, eggs, and other animal products just as much as I disagree with eating meat.

So I eat two vegan/vegetarian meals a day, and one regular meal with meat because I couldn't survive without it... :(

But I feel like I am making a difference because I eat a lot less animal products than most people, and I am constantly informing everyone I know about animal rights issues.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #15 
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Me personally, I looove meat...just...I'm so picky that I only eat a few types.
Beef and lamb are what I love.

Don't eat pork because my family is Muslim. Eghhh, I do profess to liking a bit of bacon though, but just outright pork makes me sick.

I've just never liked the taste of white meat, but I'll eat it.

I find all seafood totally nasty and I never touch the stuff.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:15 PM   #16 
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I have a friend who wont eat meat but she will eat fish & seafood. Her reasoning is that fish are stupid they dont have brains therefore its ok . I disagree all my fish have there own personalities. I have Bettas & an oscar & all seem pretty damn smart to me. Smarter than most people I might add.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:12 PM   #17 
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I have a friend who wont eat meat but she will eat fish & seafood. Her reasoning is that fish are stupid they dont have brains therefore its ok . I disagree all my fish have there own personalities. I have Bettas & an oscar & all seem pretty damn smart to me. Smarter than most people I might add.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:54 PM   #19 
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Oh lord. I'm a vegetarian...and I've been a vegetarian since July of 2006. I get asked all the time if I eat fish and chicken because that's not actually meat....

If you eat chicken or fish there's a word for that and it's called pescetarian. Not vegetarian. It makes me mad.
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Nothing is wrong with not eating red meat and pork, but no reason to call yourself a vegetarian if you still eat other meats! :) I personally call myself a "faux vegetarian" because I cannot claim to be a true one.

I have food allergies and I am allergic to all meat substitutes, so I can not go vegan no matter how much I want to. I have super bad food allergies, I cannot eat nuts, beans, soy, citrus fruit or anything with citric acid, bananas, melons, peas, black pepper.... the list goes on and on :( There is no hope for me to be able to have a vegan diet and be able to meet all my nutritional needs... :(

I also don't want to go vegetarian because I do not agree with eating dairy, eggs, and other animal products just as much as I disagree with eating meat.

So I eat two vegan/vegetarian meals a day, and one regular meal with meat because I couldn't survive without it... :(

But I feel like I am making a difference because I eat a lot less animal products than most people, and I am constantly informing everyone I know about animal rights issues.

You're def still making a difference. My moms family only eats meat once or twice a week now and it's healthier, better for the animals and so much cheaper. If humans could cut down their meat intake to once a day it'd do wonders for the animals and the environment apparently.
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