Yes, it was "symbolic imagery," according to the letter from publisher Joseph Connelly and his management team. But from now on, the letter assures readers, it will "never again use non-vegan photographs" in the magazine. The staff outlines the following additional claims:
Based on the comments, the readers have largely accepted the apology and the world of vegan photography will now be forever changed for the better.
- Recipes in VegNews will be represented only by custom vegan photography. Count on it.
- All stock images used in the magazine and website will be vegan. We will make sure so that you can be sure.
- VegNews will build and host a vegan photo bank to assure the availability of vegan stock images. Look for details in the coming days.