Food and thought from a vegan, atheist, feminist, bisexual, humanist, activist.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Friend or Faux?
How do you feel about fake?
The debate about whether imitation animal products help or hurt the vegan cause isnotnew. It’s also no closer to being resolved. Whether we’re talking about “fake meat” or faux fur, there’s much disagreement both within and outside of the vegan community about how those products reflect on our cause.
Does it make us hypocrites to eschew animal products but embrace man-made products intended to mimic them? Are they facilitators or barriers to convincing others to consider a vegan lifestyle?