Actually, bacon and pepperoni is meat. If you cut those out, you'd be a vegetarian. If you cut dairy, eggs, and handbags then you could possibly be vegan. Veganism is strict. though. It's not just leather, but silk, wool, beeswax for candles...any animal by product. Even some healthfood/vegetarian stores sell natural cosmetics which includes carmine, the by product of beetles. I eat fish and seafood in limited amounts (usually sushi), so I'm not vegetarian but I combine that with a rawfood diet. If I have dairy from the store, it's made with raw milk or organic eggs direct from our local farm since homogenized/pasturized milk tends to break me out if I have too much of it. I'd love to go completely raw, but it would have to be easier with more choices. Maybe in a few years. I remember when our grocery stores didn't even carry veggie burgers, let alone the great vegetarian and vegan selections.I don't know what I am. But, 2 years ago I quit eating meat. I figured the animals went through too much stress before dying and I didn't want that stress inside of me. However I do eat bacon and pepporoni. I do eat dairy and eggs. I do carry a leather handbag.