Veganism is a lifestyle rather than a diet. In addition to not eating animal products vegans do not use animal products like fur, leather shoes or belts, etc. Many people use vegan to describe a diet but the preferred term for a diet with no animal products is a "pure vegetarian" diet.
There are different kinds of vegetarians and near-vegetarians. All vegans are vegetarians but not all vegetarians are vegans. For example lacto-ovo vegetarians eat dairy and eggs which are not part of a pure vegetarian diet or a vegan lifestyle.
Well, there are different kinds of vegetarians. I'll put it simply. Most vegetarians don't eat meat. Some will just avoid eating red meat, but still consume fish and chicken, and some don't eat any kind of meats all together. Vegetarians will still eat things such as eggs and dairy products. Vegans don't consume any kind of animal, or byproduct of an animal. So no meat, eggs or dairy products. There can be different levels depending on the person, for example some vegans won't eat honey.
There actually is a sub-group of near-vegetarians who eat vegetarian except for seafood from the mollusk family. The reasoning is that mollusks have such primitive nervous systems that they are not self-aware and do not feel pain as we know it. Examples of mollusks are squids, octopuses, oysters, clams, and mussels. Someone who doesn't eat anything with a face might still eat mollusks.
AFAIK, there is no term for near-vegetarians who eat mollusks. molluskitarian?
Neither vegans nor true vegetarians eat fish. Someone who eats vegetarian except fish is a type of near-vegetarian called a pescitarian. A near-vegetarian who eats fish and fowl is a polo-pescitarian. A near-vegetarian who eats vegetarian most of the time but occasionally eats meat is called a flexatarian.
I used to be a vegetarian and I ate everything except for beef pork chicken ect. The only meat I ate was seafood and I still ate dairy but my sister is a vegan now and she can't have any kind of meat wt so ever and nothing made with dairy or animal products period
vegetarians are more just can't stand eating meat, or don't like it, while vegans are more 'protect animal rights' provoked and go on strikes/rants about others hurting other living beings and they should have all the right we do sort of thing.
short answer. Vegetarians: People that don't eat things that ever had a face. Vegans: People who don't eat anything that ever had a face, or anything that comes from anything that ever had a face.
That's the first time I've ever heard of that. I can kind of understand it, though.
They usually don't eat faceless animals (Worms and such) either.
my mom was vegan, but ate fish. She wouldnt touch milk or dairy.