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Vegan

December 9, 2008

By Racquel Hamilton

Instructor’s Note: People who know me might wonder, “Did this student choose this topic to please the teacher?” No! Racquel didn’t know I am vegan and thus looked very confused when I questioned her closely about why she had chosen this topic. Later, when I mentioned my veganism while reviewing her rough draft, Racquel was surprised and our mutual confusion was resolved: She had been absent on the day I had mentioned it in class.

A vegetarian is one who eats vegetables more often and excludes meat, fish, other sea animals, and poultry from their diet. Vegetarians who are extremely serious about vegetarianism might also exclude eggs or some products from animal labor such as dairy products and honey. A vegetarian can also be considered as one who thinks about the animals’ life and their rights first before thinking about his or her own stomach. Categories of vegetarianism include lacto-vegetarianism, lacto-ovo-vegetarianism, pesco-vegetarian and veganism. Lacto-vegetarianism includes dairy products, but no eggs. Lacto-ovo-vegetarianism includes both eggs and dairy products. Vegans exclude meat, poultry and fish, eggs, dairy, and honey (www.veganhealth.org).

An important facts that one should consider if one decides to become a vegetarian is that vegetables are much healthier than meat (more…)

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