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i'm a meataterian. i only eat veggies when i absolutely have to
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aeb0717 wrote:

I know. Vegetarianism is a bit confusing. For whatever reason, there are official categories that differ from Webster's interpretation. Either Webster is currently out of date in that department, or some people made a mistake. I'm leaning towards both, since even my 1989 edition of a Betty Crocker's Cookbook breaks vegetarianism down more thoroughly than Webster. I wouldn't be surprised, to be honest, since Webster isn't exactly known as much of a source for research. The types of vegetariansim that don't completely abstain from animal products are more known as semi-vegetarianism.

I also question lifelong hard-core vegetarianism/veganism.


I thought you might be talking about semi-vegetarianism, but semi- implies that it is not entirely vegetarian. According to Dictionary.com, semi- means "a combining form borrowed from Latin, meaning “half,” freely prefixed to English words of any origin, now sometimes with the senses “partially,” “incompletely,” “somewhat”:" A semi-vegetarian is only partially vegetarian, because if they were actually a vegetarian, they wouldn't eat meat.
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PatrickAupperleUtexas wrote:



I thought you might be talking about semi-vegetarianism, but semi- implies that it is not entirely vegetarian. According to Dictionary.com, semi- means "a combining form borrowed from Latin, meaning “half,” freely prefixed to English words of any origin, now sometimes with the senses “partially,” “incompletely,” “somewhat”:" A semi-vegetarian is only partially vegetarian, because if they were actually a vegetarian, they wouldn't eat meat.


If I had my way, semi-vegetarian categories wouldn't be lumped together with the others, but it is what it is. I imagine that it'll eventually be fixed.
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I don't know how someone could be. Who could practice such plant cruelty?
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I'm a pesceterian. Which means only eat fish. (love sushi)

I've never really liked meat that much plus, have ever seen a slaughterhouse video? Go watch one then ask why some people are vegan/vegeterian. Plus if I was a cow I wouldn't want someone to kill and eat me cause cows are awesome.
Posted 11/24/14 , edited 11/25/14
Because they think not eating meat is going to save all of the animals in the world.
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Brought not bought.

The video was four minutes long, have a nice drive.
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Posted 11/24/14 , edited 11/24/14

PatrickAupperleUtexas wrote:


AzazelOfNexium wrote:
I would like to be a vegetarian for the health benefits



longdanzi103 wrote:
to live a healthier life



aeb0717 wrote:
Health reasons


Why is the lie about the health benefits of vegetarianism so widely believed? Meat provides many, many essential nutrients, some of which can't be gotten from plants. Humans have evolved to eat meat. Meat is extremely healthy. The only thing to watch for is calories (which exist in larger numbers in meat than plants, but are even worse in other food items). Even fats have been proven to be healthy. It is true that most of us should eat more vegetables, but anyone moving to a meatless diet for health reasons is an idiot.


When I say health reasons, I mean that I have a blood condition that is aggravated by consuming meat - don't know exactly why, but I feel a whole lot better when I don't eat it.
That doesn't necessarily mean that this applies to the above people, but yeah. :>
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Because they don't want to cause suffering for animals since animals feel pain and fear.
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They are doing a better deed than you think. They are preserving the meat for me (I'm not vegetarian) to eat! They can choose not to eat it, fine by me but I AM GOING TO EAT IT!!!
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FlyinDumpling wrote:


SpiritWolf15 wrote:

Brought not bought.

The video was four minutes long, have a nice drive.


Pfff... Lazy Vegans can't even bother to get a video longer than four minutes? The lack of meat must be be real taxing on them.
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I was a vegetarian for a couple of years until it caused me to become gravely ill and develop a lot of medical problems. I don't particularly like meat, and much of it makes me feel unwell. Apparently being a vegetarian is not a healthy choice for everyone though. Go figure. Eating at all has always been a test of frustration for me though, so don't take my experience as law. I'll just say eat whatever does make you feel well, and definitely don't be a vegetarian for the sake of the animals or whatever. Something has to die for something else to live in this world, and no matter how much you struggle against that, it won't change.
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Enslaving animals for food is evil.
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Kinda answering the opposite here.

Have you heard of what radical vegetarians/vegans call meat eaters?

Bloodmouths*

HOW FUCKING RAD IS THAT?!?!? Fuck yeah I'm a Bloodmouth.




*Not entirely sure it is one word or two
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