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Pescetarian

Occasionally used to describe those who abstain from eating all meat and animal flesh with the exception of fish. Although the word is not commonly used and a pescatarian is not technically a vegetarian, more and more people are adopting this kind of diet, usually for health reasons or as a stepping stone to a fully vegetarian diet. Pescetarians often believe that moderate consumption of fish or fish oils, which are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, is necessary for optimum health, although vegetarian alternatives, such as flax seed oil, are available.

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/glossary/g/Pescatarian.htm 

To summarize, if you turn to the Jamie Chan dictionary and flip to the word Pescetarian, you will basically see a picture of me standing there with a little caption at the bottom that reads: “BABY STEPS’

2 weeks old news for those who know and new news for those who don’t.

I am leading a life of a pescetarian.
Which means no more duck rice, sirloin steak, char siew rice, chicken rice, meaty things and more importantly, dim sum.
It’s a huge lifestyle choice. Well at least to me it is a huge commitment to stay away from my dim sum. T_T

As to why I became a pescetarian, long story short -I met an animal communicator. She looked at me in the eye and told me:

If you want to be an animal activist darling, watch Earthlings.

Earthlings

Earthlings, the documentary that changed my life forever.
I’ve heard stories of what happens behind slaughter houses all the time. I filter them and never really gave much thought to the meat on my plate. All I want to know is that what I am eating must had been obtained as humane as possible with little or no suffering at all to the animal. But there was always that nagging feeling in my head, which is why I eat mostly fish instead of beef, chicken and pork.

To be shown the videos of what really happens behind the slaughter houses makes me feel like a moron. I was so ignorant to ignore what I already know -that no way the meat on my plate came from an animal that did not suffer.

Some might argue, yea so what if these animals get killed in a terrible fashion, I still need to survive thus I will still eat meat.
My answer to that would be to watch Earthlings. Sit through the entire documentary and say that to me again because I will respect your choice. As long as you have the knowledge of where your food comes from and made your choice to either continue eating meat or to become a vegetarian, you can criticize me for being a moron all you want.

I am not a grass munching vegetarian and some might argue that eating fish is the same thing as eating chicken. What can I say? Baby steps, I am not perfect.

The documentary started off by saying: There are three stages of truth

  1. Ridicule
  2. Violent Opposition
  3. Acceptance

Where do you stand in this three stages? No matter how much it hurts and that you really want to turn off your computer, have the heart to sit through the entire film.
Knowledge is power, use that power to make the right choices.

If you are wondering, my mum when through all three stages.
The first thing she said to me when I told her about my choice was that I am crazy. Then she took it in a really bad way and started this whole: I think you need to see a psychiatrist mind game with me and just could not believe that I would not eat meat.
As for today, I got my first vegetarian pizza from her.

Baby Steps(:

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