Labels that distinguish between vegetarians motives?
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02-05-2013, 08:11 PM
Labels that distinguish between vegetarians motives?
Vegetarians are people who withhold meat from their diet. But why they do it varies. Some for dietary reasons (it's more healthy), some for ethical reasons (against the torture and slaughter of sentient animals).

So are there already established labels (trollish language aside) to distinguish the two?

Is it just simply "dietary vegetarian" and "ethical vegetarian"?
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02-05-2013, 08:25 PM
RE: Labels that distinguish between vegetarians motives?
Well, you got the tools, like the vegans, and the PETA nazis...
Then you got the various religious vegetarians...

There are some vegetarians who do it because it suits their lifestyle and meets their dietary needs, which is the only reason for it to be acceptable.
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02-05-2013, 09:09 PM
RE: Labels that distinguish between vegetarians motives?
Established labels are pretty much vegan and vegetarian. Of course, there's never an absolute blanket statement that includes all individuals but on balance, most people who call themselves vegetarian choose that diet for health reasons. On the converse, most vegans choose their diet out of concern for animal welfare.

I fall in the middle, being that I'm concerned for animal welfare but I'm also concerned for my welfare. I avoid meats that are harvested in inhumane ways and I've recently upped my vegetable consumption to meet what I have found to be our evolutionary balance of plant v. flesh consumption.

Out of curiosity, what is your motivation for this thread?

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02-05-2013, 09:22 PM (This post was last modified: 02-05-2013 09:26 PM by Lienda Bella.)
RE: Labels that distinguish between vegetarians motives?
Some people simply don't like the smell, texture, and flavor of it. I've experience unfriendly smells with meat twice. My Dad microwaved a burger that smelled like rained on barn poop, and my Mom cooked bacon that I woke up to but tried to ignore. I can't imagine what it must be like to hate more constantly it but come across the smell everywhere they go.
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03-05-2013, 04:43 AM
RE: Labels that distinguish between vegetarians motives?
Vegetarians: Dietary woo-woos or anti-human terrorists?

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03-05-2013, 05:46 AM
RE: Labels that distinguish between vegetarians motives?
(03-05-2013 04:43 AM)Abdul Alhazred Wrote:  Vegetarians: Dietary woo-woos or anti-human terrorists?

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Or both? Consider

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