Veganism is a philosophy and lifestyle that avoids using animals and animal products for food, clothing and other purposes. In practice, a vegan (an adherent to veganism) commits to the abstention from consumption or use of all animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, honey, eggs and dairy products, as well as articles made of fur, wool, bone, leather, feathers, pearls, mother of pearl, coral, and other materials of animal origin. Many vegans also avoid products that have been tested on animals. People who avoid eating all animal products, but who otherwise use animal by-products (for example, leather shoes) are commonly referred to as dietary vegans. Source - Wikipedia.org Personally, I just don't get it. I think it's one of the more restrictive and odd lifestyle choices one can make. What drives me even more nuts, is that I was just surfing Myspace and came across a page sponsored by the "Got Milk?" people and a bunch of these vegans starting flaming and bashing people for drinking milk. I hate and I can't stress this enough, I HATE IT when people try to 'convert' me to their thinking and ideaology, because it basically is them saying, "We know you're pathetic enough that we can brainwash you to think what we think!" I'm an omnivore, as I believe that animals should be allowed to be eaten. Granted, I would bother me if someone is beating the shit out of the chickens before the kill them *coughKFCcough*. That's just wrong, let the thing die quick at least. What are your thoughts? Are you vegan? A different version of one?