Best Answer: Exactly, bread, nutritional yeast, spirullina... these are billions of tiny animals.
Some vegans go fruitarian, so they are not picking a whole carrot out, for example.
Plenty of vegetarians are so simply because they feel better, and it's cleaner for the environment.
Many are not against eating well-raised meat in moderation, but most loose their appetite thinking about the sad lives of factory farm animals.
I personally think it's the grain-heavy diet of most meat animals that causes health problems.
Kinda makes a vegetarian reflect on whether we should eat grain ourselves!
They are living, but they do not have brains or nervous systems. They are not sentient. Anyway, eating animal products actually takes up 10 percent more plants than eating plants because the animals need to eat. So even if plants were sentient, it would be best to only eat them because less would have to die. Another reason is that plants are actually necessary to survive, unlike animal products.
You know, maybe if I'd been twelve or thirteen and seen this "question" for the first time I might have smiled. I'm a grown up though and seen it many times so, to me, it just makes you look like a fool.
Vegetarians don't eat meat. Vegan, on the other hand, don't eat/use anything animal or animal related. That includes handbags, shoes, glue, eggs, milk, fish, fowl, yoghurt, custard.......too many to enumerate.