Vegetarian and Vegan Articles. Includes useful information for vegetarians and those wanting to become vegetarian.

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

—Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809–1882)

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.

—James A. Froude, English historian (1818–1894)

If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.

—Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

—Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (1828–1910)

Terminology and varieties of vegetarianism

četvrtak, 7. siječnja 2010.

Vegetarianism diet and lifestyle which 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. There are a variety of vegetarian diets including:

lacto-vegetarian: Consumes milk and milk products but excludes eggs. Lacto-vegetarianism is very common in India.
ovo-vegetarian: Includes eggs but not milk and milk products.
lacto-ovo vegetarian: Eats both eggs and milk products. This is the most common form of Vegetarianism in Western countries.
Vegan: Diet and lifestyle that excludes all animal products, animal flesh, including dairy products, eggs, and honey. Vegan lifestyle also excludes wearing and use of animal products (leather, silk, wool, lanolin).
Dietary Vegan: Follows a vegan diet, but doesn't necessarily try and exclude non food uses of animals.
Fruitarian: Same as vegan, but only eats foods that can be gathered without harming the plant. (fruit, nuts, seeds)

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