Do you consider shellfish (seafood) as meat?

okay, so i turned a vegetarian about 3 months ago and ever since then, my two friends at school seem to keep attacking me about things that relate to meat, milk?, and animals. they dont even listen to what I have to say because they dont like the idea that I dont eat meat anymore. anyways, one conversation we had,... show more okay, so i turned a vegetarian about 3 months ago and ever since then, my two friends at school seem to keep attacking me about things that relate to meat, milk?, and animals. they dont even listen to what I have to say because they dont like the idea that I dont eat meat anymore. anyways, one conversation we had, my friend (i've known for 15 years) told me he doesnt know why i dont just eat seafood. he said "there are vegetarians thar eat shellfish!" and i said that shellfish is meat. he said he didint consider shellfish to be meat. but meat is meat, right? do you consider shellfish to be meat? he makes no sense to me.
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