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Once every few years VegNews puts out an interesting article, so I never saw what they had to write about The Loving Hut restaurants. I only read second hand accounts of what they wrote on a web board. I started to read Will Tuttle's web site about the issue, but stopped because it seemed to be all about strong emotions, which makes me question a person's credibility. I'm a fence sitter with regards to the issue until I can read something that debates facts.
I stopped reading VegNews long ago because I found it dull. Every few years they publish an interesting article I hear about and can't read because they don't put much online.
If they put such articles online, it might motivate people to buy the magazine to "get more of the same".
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VegNews issued a real apology a few days ago...
True, they released an "apology" yesterday. Let me quote my friend, Lisa Karlin's response:
veg news had no choice but to print their apology letter. They got caught with their proverbial pants down and they HAD to respond the way they did. It is obvious to me they are primarily profit motivated at the expense of a message that requires sincerity, commitment, honesty and dedication to this cause. I will never buy another copy if their publication again - at least until those responsible are FIRED. In order to remain ethical, it is necessary to make the hard choice and call a spade a spade.
Joe's apology called their use of the meat photos "symbolic imagery." Excuse me while I laugh.
If Joe didn't already have such a record of deceit, I could probably forgive the guy. But 11 years of lies, backstabbing major vegan authors and nastiness, he's run out of excuses with me. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me several times, I'm not going to accept your apologies anymore.
a) He believes there is no such thing as "bad" publicity -- he's probably reveling in this. b) If there's no money for even a part-time photographer, how did they afford their trip to India? c) I'm shocked, shocked (!) to hear that he's made his magazine "successful" by using deceit and hypocrisy.
I think that QuarryGirl should have simply approached VegNews with the information and given them the opportunity to correct their mistake before going public with it. Mistakes are sometimes made but exposing dumb, simple mistakes only hurts the vegan movement. People will not remember the name VegNews but rather they will remember the action and how it reflects on vegans. I know some people like attention but really, if a dumb mistake is made again and you are privy to the information then just give the 'evildoer' a chance to correct the mistake before going public and damaging the vegan movement, please!
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