Cute cartoon! Hope it got the message through to some people.
I'm sure we all get it, but I heard this again just yesterday....."my friend is vegan, but eats fish....so I guess they're not a strict vegan."
I'vé never heard that one. But I've met quite a few people who call themselves "vegetarian" and eat fish and/or chicken! Including my department chair (I've voiced my opinion about this to him, and tell him to either please stop calling himself a vegetarian, or please stop eating chicken and fish! )
I was doing an interpreting job once, and the wife of the man who hired me was "a vegetarian." When we went to the restaurant, she asked the waiter, "Do you have anything with chicken or fish. I'm a vegatarian" (Homicidal thoughts go through my mind). When it was MY turn to order, I was SOOOO tempted to say "I'm a REAL vegetarian," do you have anything WITHOUT chicken or fish?
And then there's the colleague who thinks I don't eat chicken and fish because I'm a vegan,, but vegetarians eat it! (He's actually not quite sure who eats what!)
I think it's all the fault of some dude in the 1980's who coined the terms "pollo-vegetarian" and "pesco-vegetarian" (which are used in some nutrition course books, according to some of my students). AARGH!