Saturday, July 13, 2013

Things I Hate: Vegetarian Confusion

One things I hate as a vegetarian is the constant questions when someone learns that I don't eat meat. One of my pet peeves is when somebody goes "What about fish, that's not meat?". Eating fish is no different than that of any other animal. No fish, no shrimp, and certainly no sushi either. Vegetrians usually chose to be so for ethical reasons. Those who chose to eat fish but not beef, pork, or poultry are done maily for health concerns. They are pescetarians, not vegetarians. 

22 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Neither of those, just eat chicken and that is the only meat here. Some people just can't get you don't eat meat, must scare them or something lol

Poster said...

fishes dont feel pain, they have no feelings

there's no reason you shouldnt eat them

Anna-Alina said...

You are vegeterian too? Cool!
I hate this too!

"fishes dont feel pain, they have no feelings

there's no reason you shouldnt eat them"

Really? But it's really animals and isn't good to eat them. And I dislike fish's taste.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A lot of people just don't understand the commitment you make, and what it means exactly. Just smile and ignore the comments.

Christine said...

You are a true vegetarian Adam.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Do fish really feel no pain? I'd be surprised if that were true.

Gloria Baker said...

I understand ypu Adam but are different type of vegetarian, my daugther only eat some fish (but I prefer some times ago she was sick) but in all others meals is really veggie To their plates I use dry soya (like spaguettis and lasagna)
Fortunately you notice I almost never make meat at my blog! when I make pizzas I make two types :)

Gloria Baker said...

Some people still dont understand Esperanza doesnt eat any meat,and chicken.
But I always understand not all the people like the same!

Al Penwasser said...

Of course fish are meat. Amazing some people think otherwise,

CraveCute said...

Recent studies have shown that fish think, therefore they probably feel pain. Maybe we should err on the side of compassion until we know for sure.

Adam all you can do is try to educate them. Maybe someday they will get it!

Adam said...

I (hope) think he was being sarcastic. Fish can feel pain and do have feeling. My little betta fish suffered from depression for a week. I can also see her excitement during her meal time.

LV said...

I could very easily be a vegetarian. I love vegetables. I do eat some meat once in a while. I do not buy it tho. You do not live your life for others - just yourself.

Mama Zen said...

Why would someone think that fish isn't meat? That makes no sense at all.

Linda said...

I have to admit that I am not a vegetarian...but I am trying to be!!! I absolutely love fruits and veggies. Thanks for sharing, Adam, and please keep me in your prayers and thoughts as I really try to cut out all meat from my diet.

Introverted Art said...

I was a vegan for quite sometime and felt great. Until I craved my beef and lets say I never went back. I want to slowly cut the meat/poultry from my diet. Not only for ethical reasons, but for health concerns as well.

Joy said...

I dont feel good eating meat sometimes. But I just think that God them us for food. But I respect those who can abstain from eating meat.

DEZMOND said...

I have the same problem, but in my country most people think that eating chicken meat is also vegetarian LOL

Fashion Riddles said...

Of course, you are right!
V

Theresa Mahoney said...

I don't understand why people give a crap about what others eat. I respect your decision to be a vegetarian and admire your commitment to not eating meat. I, however, love meat and would be pissed if someone asked me all kinds of stupid questions about my food choices. It's like religion too. Someone finds out you don't believe in God, woah buddy, the questions and judgment starts flying. To each their own, I say.

Adam said...

yeah it's worse in the bible belt. I especially hate having the name Adam when people make Eve jokes. Ironically there's a girl at work named Yve (pronounced like Eve) and we're both non-religious.

Anonymous said...

That drives me crazy too. Another thing that irritates me is when Parmesan cheese appears in vegetarian dishes.

Teddi said...

ya, i get annoyed when they ask me all kinds of personal questions about my being a vegetarian, and my eating habits too. i don't ask them to explain why they eat or don't eat what they do.