According to dictionary.com, an oyster is any of several edible, marine, bivalve mollusks of the family Ostreidae, having an irregularly shaped shell, occurring on the bottom of or adhering to rocks or other objects in shallow water. A clam is any of various bivalve mollusks, especially certain edible species.
Considering this, are clams vegan?
And no, it's not a vegan ostrich–it's a vegan who consumes bivalves like musses and oysters. There is much debate as to whether this an ethical practice and if its practitioners can still be considered vegan. “Clams and mussels and oysters are not plants and are not listed in any science book as plants.
Can you eat clams if you re a vegetarian?
10 Reasons to Not Eat Oysters, Mussels, and Clams. Plenty of “vegetarians” still eat oysters, reasoning that it's OK to do so because they believe that shellfish don't feel pain.
Is an oyster an animal or plant?
The oyster is a sessile (immobile) mollusc that is commonly found clinging onto shipwrecks, debris and harbour walls around the world. Oysters are bivalve molluscs meaning that they are closely related to other animals such as scallops, clams and mussels.