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Kenneth ken Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 02:48 AM
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5. I did
when I first went veg; my "logic" was that at least fish got to live a normal life until the time they got caught; as opposed to farm animals who didn't live normal lives at all.

Mostly it was a stepping stone for me, and kind of a " holding onto/staying closer to 'normal' " sort of tactic. I rarely ate fish as an omnivore, and I didn't eat much more when I went veg, but it was a psychological comfort that I could eat fish if I was in a restaurant and didn't have any good options in terms of veg food.

It can be a scary decision to go veg, and dive into a very different way of eating.

As far as long-term veg*ns who still eat fish/seafood, I don't have any idea why that would be.


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  -How many vegs do you know who eat fish? friesianrider  Jul-30-05 11:33 PM   #0 
  - My advisor-  smbolisnch   Jul-30-05 11:36 PM   #1 
  - Yuck, me either.  friesianrider   Jul-30-05 11:37 PM   #2 
     - I know. The smell alone makes me sort of gaggy  smbolisnch   Jul-30-05 11:40 PM   #3 
  - I know vegetarians who ate fish as the last type of meat they consumed...  Robeson   Jul-30-05 11:58 PM   #4 
  - I did  Kenneth ken   Jul-31-05 02:48 AM   #5 
  - Well I fit the profile, limited amounts of fish, but will let it go  peacebuzzard   Jul-31-05 09:55 AM   # 
  - dupe post.  peacebuzzard   Jul-31-05 09:55 AM   #6 
  - Fish was actually the thing I missed first.  livinginphotographs   Jul-31-05 11:58 AM   #7 
  - It's the only animal product I consume.  flamingyouth   Jul-31-05 01:23 PM   #8 
  - I still eat fish.  RebelOne   Aug-01-05 07:54 AM   #9 
  - I never ate fish myself, but ...  LisaLynne   Aug-01-05 08:30 AM   #10 
  - I eat fish about once every other year and crustaceans about once a year  4_Legs_Good   Aug-01-05 06:01 PM   #11 
  - I think on the cruelty scale, fish is considered at the bottom.  shockra   Aug-01-05 06:21 PM   #12 
     - Really? I always thought fishing was extremely cruel.  friesianrider   Aug-01-05 06:30 PM   #13 
     - Ocean and stream fish  4_Legs_Good   Aug-01-05 06:43 PM   #15 
        - And hey, needed for factory farmed animals...!  shockra   Aug-02-05 04:34 AM   #17 
           - Gawd, is there anything we *don't* feed "for human consumption" animals???  4_Legs_Good   Aug-02-05 02:08 PM   #20 
           - Human remains. Think about it...  flvegan   Aug-02-05 09:35 PM   #22 
              - Ah heck.  shockra   Aug-02-05 10:50 PM   #24 
           - Oh barf...  flamingyouth   Aug-02-05 09:18 PM   #21 
     - My *veg* nothing that has a face....  Catchawave   Aug-01-05 06:36 PM   #14 
        - I can't eat anything that I know feels pain...  friesianrider   Aug-01-05 07:17 PM   #16 
        - Yeah.  shockra   Aug-02-05 04:55 AM   #18 
        - My rule is that I don't eat anything with hair, fur or feathers. n/t  RebelOne   Aug-02-05 09:21 AM   #19 
        - My veg rule: don't eat anything that doesn't/wouldn't want me to.  flvegan   Aug-02-05 09:37 PM   #23 

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