Thursday, December 2, 2010

❏This vs That ❐: Vegan vs. Vegetarian

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Vegetarians are those who choose a conscious way of eating, and involves the practice of following a diet which includes fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, nuts, dairy and seeds.

Vegetarians may choose this lifestye for various reasons:  ethical, health, environmental, religious, political, cultural, aesthetic, economic, or culinary (some people simply do not enjoy consuming meat.)

Vegans, on the other hand, goes one step further.   Not only do they choose not to eat meat, but they also avoid anything associated with, related to or is a by-product of meat.  In other words, vegans excludes all animal flesh and animal products, including milk, honey and eggs. They may also exclude any products tested on animals, also any clothing from animals.

The most common reasons for becoming, or remaining, vegan are moral conviction concerning animal rights or welfare, health, environmental concerns, and spiritual or religious concerns


So the difference between Vegans and Vegetarians is actually quite simple.  Vegetarians do not eat meat, vegans however eat no animal products. 
So while a vegetarian will not eat beef, a vegan will not eat beef, drink milk, or eat eggs.

Source(s):  Wikipedia1, Wikipedia2

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