Controversy!

If you follow vegetarian/vegan news, you may have heard about the HUGE story that broke about VegNews and their use of stock photography.  Heck, even if you don’t follow it, it’s already on NPR.

Buuuuuttt…if you haven’t, here’s the skinny – QuarryGirl’s blog explains how it all goes down – summed up, the magazine has been not only using stock pictures in their magazine, but using them ‘as’ photos of recipes.

One example:

Seitan stew?

or is it really…

(all images courtesy QuarryGirl.com)

…pretty bad, right?  I thought so!

While I do not currently adhere to a vegan lifestyle, it IS a subject that I maintain an active interest in, and I do respect others who have made the change.  I find it really disrespectful of this magazine to take the easy (cheaper) road in their business operations; to me, that really shows a lack of ethical responsibility.

Had you heard about this?  What’s your .02?

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