> Actually, this is rather interesting. Indian veggies will eat fish, because
> it's of the sea, vs. of the land and sky. Cultural differences also dictate
> what's considered veggie.
> Americans tend to be more cut and dried, I guess.
I guess it depends on what you want to eat or not eat,
and what you consider to be an animal, if you decide not to eat animals.
When, as a teen, I decided I couldn't eat animals, it never occurred to me that chicken and fish aren't animals. Oddly enough, when people ask if I'm vegetarian, and I reply that I don't eat animals, they will *still* ask if I eat chicken or fish.
Then I have to repeat and stress that I don't eat animals, ANY animals, they'll ask "well ... what do you eat then?" to which I reply "EVerything else" !!!
Animals products, though ... that's a whole 'nuther issue ...