I am a Pescetarian.
What does that even mean? Is that even a real word? You know fish is meat, right?
Are common questions I get whenever I turn down chicken or decline bbq from my father's favorite rib joint.
To say the least, It's always odd explaining my "diet" to people.
I don't eat land animals not because I totally care about the killing of animals (though I am not a fan of animal brutality and the process of which we get our meat is very gruesome;) I do have a nice leather coat that keeps me warm and understand that we need animals to a certain extent to survive. For me, it's just economical to not eat land animals and I feel a lot better when I don't.
My leather jacket will last me a lifetime. It's all about moderation and actual need. Why grow a bunch of corn to feed cows to only eat cows? Eat that corn! We are misusing the heck out of our land now a days.
But the sea? Pleeeeeeeeenty of fish in the sea. Eat up! (Shoot for non-farm raised seafood, of course.) Now I'm not saying that we don't misuse our oceans, because we do, but 70% of the earth is covered in water. Mother nature gave us way more fish than chicken, beef, pork and other land animals.
I am not a meat-eater basher, either.
I just feel like there should be balance. Remember dinosaurs and how some were more fit to eat meat and others weren't? That kind of balance.
Peace, love and fish sticks