Originally Posted by psr
What is the difference between a "vegan" and "vegetarian"??
Vegetarians will also eat dairy produce - from animals, but without the animal being killed. I've even met some vegetarians who eat fish (wild-not reared for the table) but they seem like strange vegetables to me.
Vegans are stricter and don't eat or use any animal products at all - often not even wearing leather shoes.
I have to say anyone I've ever known who is a vegan has always looked decidely pallid and ill to me. Lack of iron in the diet is a particular problem - especially in females. I've suggested (obliquely) a number of times in my teaching career that young girls in my classes who I know are vegetarian or vegan and looking a bit "peaky" aught to take some vitamin and mineral tablets too.
Humans are designed to be omnivores.