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#1 ✿Serendipity☠♥

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:10 PM

How do you feel about Pescetarians?


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

Oh, i am one :) so yeah, i like them :P 

In all seriousness, I only eat shellfish. Mainly because I just can't empathize with a shrimp. A cow i feel bad for. A shrimp just doesn't provoke any feelings in me. haha, i suppose i am just not empathetic enough 


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:27 PM

How do you feel about Pescetarians?

Very wary!

There's definitely summin fishy about 'em!


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:28 PM

Oh, i am one :) so yeah, i like them :P

In all seriousness, I only eat shellfish. Mainly because I just can't empathize with a shrimp. A cow i feel bad for. A shrimp just doesn't provoke any feelings in me. haha, i suppose i am just not empathetic enough 

do you feel like you get flak from the vegan/vegetarian community? or acceptance? How about on this subforum board? 

 

I read a few threads on this site that involved pescetarianism, and some snobby comments were made by vegans. Which I was personally surprised at, but since I am omnivorous, maybe there is something I don't understand about this subculture, so I thought I could get that enlightenment here, with this poll/thread.

 

Like, do vegans give vegetarians crap about not completely bypassing animal products? or are they accepting?


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:35 PM

do you feel like you get flak from the vegan/vegetarian community? or acceptance? How about on this subforum board? 

 

I read a few threads on this site that involved pescetarianism, and some snobby comments were made by vegans. Which I was personally surprised at, but since I am omnivorous, maybe there is something I don't understand about this subculture, so I thought I could get that enlightenment here, with this poll/thread.

 

Like, do vegans give vegetarians crap about not completely bypassing animal products? or are they accepting?

 

Well, i would hate to group everyone together because some vegans are very nice people. But sometimes there is the second class citizen thing that people seem to put on you. Which is why i rarely comment on this forum :( When I first made the choice to switch over, i made the VERY bad mistake of introducing myself as a vegetarian who ate seafood. Yeah... major backlash. Opps, i didn't even know that was bad to do but i sure learned fast! 

I think, at the end of the day, we should all respect an opinion that is the result of deep thought and investigation.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:35 PM

I don't think all vegetarians are all high and mighty about their eating habits, as the poll options imply (though yes, I know of some vegans who certainly are.). Pescetarians are great. Omnivores are great. Vegans are great.

 

I don't judge people for eating animals, I ate animals for most of my life (didn't really want to, but I still did it). I cook meat at work. I believe making any effort to eat less meat, and not demanding it on every single plate helps to lower the amount of factory farming though. I don't think people need to completely give up meat to make some difference, if they feel that they want to. I selected "their body, their choice".

 

I don't even really know many/any other vegetarians in real life.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:57 PM

I don't think all vegetarians are all high and mighty about their eating habits, as the poll options imply (though yes, I know of some vegans who certainly are.). Pescetarians are great. Omnivores are great. Vegans are great.

 

I don't judge people for eating animals, I ate animals for most of my life (didn't really want to, but I still did it). I cook meat at work. I believe making any effort to eat less meat, and not demanding it on every single plate helps to lower the amount of factory farming though. I don't think people need to completely give up meat to make some difference, if they feel that they want to. I selected "their body, their choice".

 

I don't even really know many/any other vegetarians in real life.

well your character is shiny! seriously. It's nice to see peaceful people like yourself. AND very logical the point you made. If you can encourage someone to eat less meat, you might make more of a difference than pushing everyone away who is willing to make small changes but not go 100% without etc etc.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:58 PM

I'm a pescetarian! And have been for over 5 years. My family still eats meat, so they won't let me go further. When I move out I'm planning on adopting a vegan lifestyle.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:44 AM

I don't understand why pescetarian is even a word to be honest, because you're still a meat-eater. It's alive when it's killed... meat = dead animal, so I see no difference in eating fish and eating a steak. Cutting back on meat is always a good thing, I just think it's silly and irrational to have a word for someone who eats one type of meat but not the others.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:47 AM

I don't understand why pescetarian is even a word to be honest, because you're still a meat-eater. It's alive when it's killed... meat = dead animal, so I see no difference in eating fish and eating a steak. Cutting back on meat is always a good thing, I just think it's silly and irrational to have a word for someone who eats one type of meat but not the others.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:47 PM

I'm a pescetarian, mainly because I still live at home. Finding non meat sources of protein is rather tricky.

 

I also think that it'd be super duper hard to just become full vegan just like that, so I'm easing my way towards veganism. Within a few months I hope to be full vegetarian, and then vegan. About half a year ago I cut red meat out of my diet. Then poultry. I'm working my way towards taking diary out of my diet, as soon as I find a good vegan yogurt that won't break my budget. Since I have a job now and a steady paycheck, it'll be so much easier to fund my Animal-Friendly diet.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:36 PM

I've been a vegetarian for nearly 7 years, but only recently dubbed myself a closet pescetarian.

 

I don't judge others for eating meats, I mean hey, your life, you do you.. But I definitely feel guilt because in my head if I'm not eating it for health then it's not morally correct for me to eat it. Just me though, no one else. :D

 

I love fish. I always have. Alive or dead. I'm honestly on the fence about this one. I don't like when pescetarians call themselves vegetarians, but honestly, I don't see much of a downside to being one.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:47 PM

I think it's a step in the right direction (especially if they otherwise do not eat eggs, milk, or other animal products). It's certainly better than eating meat three times a day so I'll support them, although I'd love to support them going veg too!

Can y'all please stop calling yourself vegetarian or vegan though? Because I'm really sick of having people assume I eat fish. Especially sick of people preparing fish for me and expecting me to eat it.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:36 PM

I don't care. I am vegan and have never really eaten meat, and obviously I feel it is best not to eat any meat / animal products. But generally I do not worry about other people's diet choices. 


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:49 PM

I'm a vegan and I've never had meat in my life, but I don't look down on pescetarians or anything. It's your choice what you do with your body <3. And it's a step in the right direction. The only problem I have is with people who introduce themselves as vegetarians and then eat seafood. That's just-
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 06:13 PM

there are too many factors that enter one's dietary choice for people to judge each other based on one single word.

 

maybe you eat shellfish because you don't think they are sentient. maybe you eat meat that was raised humanely and died of old age. maybe you eat your grandma's chickens' eggs. maybe you're vegan because you don't have access to your grandma's chickens' eggs. maybe you have the worst anemia that can only be cured by eating meat. maybe you're vegetarian because you're allergic to soy... the list goes ON.

 

that being said, i picked "it's a step in the right direction" because i believe in protecting the environment as much as possible. fishing is really destructive for the oceans. but honestly, i don't consider myself righteous for being vegan at all. growing and harvesting plants isn't the most environmentally friendly either. you do have to eat something though :)



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

Oh, i am one :) so yeah, i like them :P

In all seriousness, I only eat shellfish. Mainly because I just can't empathize with a shrimp. A cow i feel bad for. A shrimp just doesn't provoke any feelings in me. haha, i suppose i am just not empathetic enough 

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

I'm a vegan and I've never had meat in my life, but I don't look down on pescetarians or anything. It's your choice what you do with your body <3. And it's a step in the right direction. The only problem I have is with people who introduce themselves as vegetarians and then eat seafood. That's just-

 

I can understand that :) But just so you know, i have to usually say I am vegetarian expect I eat seafood. Most people have no idea what pescetarian even means! haha, my spell check doesn't even think the word exists :P 



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:31 AM

I can understand that :) But just so you know, i have to usually say I am vegetarian expect I eat seafood. Most people have no idea what pescetarian even means! haha, my spell check doesn't even think the word exists :P

One time when I told my parents I wanted to be pescatarian, they thought I meant presbyterian! :P 

 

This is going to sound awful of me, but I try my hardest to be veg (of some sort) but I always end up eating meat :( I am going to give it another go! And I hope I have the willpower to stay vegetarian. Especially since I would love to be vegan one day! I was raised to believe that you need meat daily and you don't get enough nutrients if you're veg, but I *know* that's all bs. I just need to get over my 'Murican ways of eating and toss the junk!!



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:26 PM

To me they are meat eaters. That doesn't mean that I hate them or something.  

 

But tbh I get a bit pissed when I hear "it's my choice blah blah". No. What you eat is your choice indeed,who you eat it's not.


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