The term for this is generally “Omnivore”
Omnivores are species that eat both plants and animals as their primary food source. They are opportunistic, general feeders not specifically adapted to eat and digest either meat or plant material exclusively.
People and other animals that eat both plants and meat are called omnivores. Bears, raccoons, opossums, crows, woodpeckers, striped skunks, and many other animals are omnivores as well. Since omnivores eat both plants and meat they are well suited to survive in a variety of ecosystems.
If you’re an omnivore who doesn’t want to give up their sweet sweet meats, you can still make a positive change in your lifestyle by simply eating LESS meat. Substituting or skipping meat a few times a week (still eating it a few times a week though!) can reduce your carbon footprint, because farming has a definite negative impact on the environment (also, factory farming is disgusting…look at peta.org sometime…if you’re feeling hungry for a steak). Check out this article about why it really does make a huge difference if we all ate less meat.
(Think about it: if 3 people cut out 1/3 of the meat in their diets, thats the same as one person being 100% vegetarian.)
Omnivores. This is the term for any animal that eats both animals and plants. A vegetarian is also still an omnivore, but is an adapted, conditional one — if they eat animal products of any kind, that is still considered an animal product and therefore puts them under the omnivore category. Vegans and fruitarians are true herbivores.
A fairly new word for people who are mostly vegetarian but eat meat occasionally is “flexitarian”.
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