At the risk of stepping on a few toes, I think the definition of vegetarian is subjective and has a lot to do with the <i>reason</i> someone is vegetarian. If they are vegetarian for health reasons, folks tend to be a little less strict in what they eat with regard to animals and vegetables -- that's why you hear of vegetarians who eat fish and other animals from the sea. If they are vegetarian for ethical, moral reasons, they tend to be a little more conservative -- not consuming flesh from warm blooded animals, but partaking of animal products - eggs, milk, etc. Vegans take things a step further, eliminating all animal parts and products from their diets -- Those who adhere to a vegan diet tend to be healthier because of the absence of artery clogging animal fats One is not necessarily 'better' than the other, and from my perspective, every time someone makes a compassionate dining choice, there's a little less suffering in the world. '64 Jack of all trades '97 Grand Cherokee '89 Coleman Laramie If it can't be fixed with bondo or duct tape, it can't be fixed!