VegNews, the "premier magazine to focus on a vegetarian lifestyle" according to its website, has been using real meat photos to accompany its recipes, as vegan blogger QuarryGirl (blog tagline: "Meat is Murder") discovered and documented. QuarryGirl has posted several examples of stock photography of meat dishes in which VegNews has used as an image of a vegan dish.
The "Vegan Spare Ribs" recipe used a photo of actual meat ribs, with the bones photoshopped out, and a picture for Seitan Stew was actually an iStockphoto titled "Chicken Breast Soup." Other examples include hot dogs with actual meat and macaroni and cheese with actual cheese. One commenter and former VegNews intern says that everyone on the VegNews staff is fully aware of the "meat and dairy photo policy." A former copy editor echoed the intern's sentiments.
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