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Vegan vs.Vegetarian

diet-womanA vegetarian is a person who chooses not to eat foods which come from dead animals, in particularly all red meat, pork, chicken, turkey, etc.

A vegan is a person who does all of this and also does not eat anything that comes from living animals either, like milk and eggs. Vegans also try to avoid using any animal products, like leather or wool, for clothing. Or any thing, that has anything, to do with an animal.

Many vegans also do not eat foods that are processed using Unlike some vegetarians, who might be more flexible, For Example: As the photo above suggest, there are many vegetarians who make exceptions when it comes to seafood.

Vegans don’t eat any type of animal products. That means no meat, fish, dairy or eggs. Some vegans also exclude honey and foods that are processed with animal products, including refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, gelatin and some wine and beer.

No meat means (cows, pigs, Iamb, etc), poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks, etc.), fish or other watery creatures (shrimp, crabs, lobster, oysters, etc), or any by-products of these animals, like gelatin or animal fats. This also means eating only ‘vegetarian’ cheese.

Ethical vegans entirely reject the commoditization of animals. The Vegan Society in the UK will only certify a product as vegan if it is free of animal involvement as far as possible, and practical, including animal testing.

An animal product is any material derived from animals, including meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, dairy products, even honey because of the way bees are treated. Other commonly used, but perhaps less well known, animal products are beeswax, bone char, bone china, carmine, casein, cochineal, gelatin, isinglass, lanolin, lard, rennet, shellac, tallow, whey, and yellow grease. Many of these may not be identified in the list of ingredients in the finished product. animal products, such as refined white sugar and some wines. Most vegans also avoid the of animal-derived non-food products, such as leather, fur, wool, cosmetics, etc.

So to put it in the most simplest terms… a vegan is a really radical vegetarian. And it goes way beyond just the food they eat.

Ethical vegans will not use animal products for clothing, toiletries, or any other reason, and will try to avoid ingredients that have been tested on animals like many cosmetic products.

They will not buy fur coats, cars with leather in them, leather shoes, belts, bags, wallets, woolen jumpers, silk scarves, camera film, bedding that contains goose down or duck feathers, and will not use certain vaccines; the production of the flu vaccine, for example, involves the use of chicken eggs.

Depending on their economic circumstances, vegans may donate items made from animal products to charity when they become vegan, or use them until they wear out. Clothing made without animal products is widely available in stores and online. Alternatives to wool include acrylic, cotton, hemp, rayon and polyester.

Again… a vegetarian does not practice any of this and limits their restrictions to only the eating of animal meat.