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From: user 1.
Sent on: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:03 AM
and you choose to remain steadfast in your assertion that your definition is, a. important, and b. correct. 
open your mind and learn....
the IVU (International Vegetarian Union) defines vegetarian as:
Vegetarian: For the purpose of membership of IVU, vegetarianism includes veganism and is defined as the practice of not eating meat, poultry or fish or their by-products, with or without the use of dairy products or eggs.

Often broken down further into OVO-LACTO, and LACTO. Vegetarians may or may not try and minimize their non food use of animals like vegans.


From the Compassionate Action Institute:


     Vegetarians are people who do not eat meat.  Vegans don���t eat meat or other animal products such as eggs and dairy.  They also avoid the use of all animal products such as gelatin, lanolin, leather, fur, feathers.  They aspire to lead a cruelty-free life.


The Vegetarian Society:


A vegetarian is someone living on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with or without the use of dairy products and eggs.

A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or slaughter by-products.

Types of Vegetarian

Lacto-ovo-vegetarian. Eats both dairy products and eggs. This is the most common type of vegetarian diet.

Lacto-vegetarian. Eats dairy products but not eggs.

Vegan. Does not eat dairy products, eggs, or any other animal product.




Unless you know more than these organizations, clearly you are wrong.  Admit it, pea brain.


You know what the meaning of the word was as it was originally created?  You were there?  or are a student of vegetarian history?  and assuming that your claim is correct (HUGE assumption there) then you apparently believe that words do not evolve in meaning to better fit a situation. 

You do not know what the word means any more than I know how to rebuild a carbeurator.  you have been Vegan for less than 5 months! 5 MONTHS!  STFU!

and don't bother with the rest unless you'd like to discuss it in person.  I'd relish the opportunity.




Again, to the rest of you,  best of luck.


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