As a vegan I’ve kind of accepted that if I order food from a non-vegan restaurant, there’s a good chance it’ll have come into contact with an animal product at some point. I have realized this and have moved on; the way I see it, when the whole world is vegan someday, this won’t be a worry. It’s more about sending a message than absolute purity.
But when I read that Food Network magazine surveyed chefs and found that 15% of them consciously sabotage vegan orders, I felt a little sick to my stomach. Seriously? To me, that sort of behaviour is about equal with feeding an orthodox Jew bacon or a Hindu beef – too bad veganism doesn’t have protection under the decree of freedom of religion.
(Thanks to VeganMania for the heads up.)