Being a vegetarian I was reading over the relevant thread and I noticed many of you made scriptural reference to argue your point. But many of these references included the avoidance of the five pungeant herbs. So the question I pose is how many of you avoid these herbs. I trust of course that you will elaborate on your response. I personally am a very beginner buddhist and vegetarianism came before buddhism for me, but I do enjoy the onion family so I don't abstain from the herbs.
I am also curious as to how many buddhist vegetarians abstain from eggs, my vietnamese friends don't understand how I can bbe vegetarian but still consume eggs.