Rose Fox (rosefox) wrote in vegancooking,
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VegNews busted for using stock photos of meat and animal products

This might be slightly off-topic, but it is related to vegan food and cooking, and I felt people should know.

Any VegNews readers out there should check out this blog post on Quarrygirl:
We’ve always been fans of VegNews, since back in the mid-2000s when we’d wait with bated breath for the US Mail to deliver our copy. We’d eagerly flip through, reading all about the latest veg stuff, salivating over the amazing pictures, trying out a vegan recipe, and maybe even discovering a restaurant in our home town through one of their reviews.

it’s sad, then, that the pictures we’ve been drooling over for years are actually of MEAT! Veg News has written tens (possibly hundreds) of articles extolling the virtues of a vegan lifestyle, while purchasing rock-bottom priced stock photos of MEAT, EGGS, DAIRY and other completely non-vegan things.

...One of our readers emailed to say that he had noticed a photograph on the home page of that was from, an inexpensive royalty-free photography vendor. He recognized the photo as being a real MEAT beef burger and immediately, emailed them and left a comment on the post saying that the burger was meat rather than vegan, expecting to be thanked for doing them a favor.

Minutes later, his comment mysteriously disappeared. So he left another, which was also deleted. He emailed again, and got this response:

Thank you for your interest in VegNews. However, your inappropriate and mean-spirited commenting has violated the policy of VegNews, and we have and will continue to remove any future comments.
Be warned that the post contains some of the photos, as well as textual descriptions of meat and animal products.

This is really upsetting. I hope the outcry convinces them to change their policy.
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