Location: Frolicking in Hyde Park, Sydney
Okay, So recently a friend of mine questioned my opinion of mock meat and fake leather. This is a tricky subject and I feel like there is no right or wrong answer to this question.
On the one hand, people think that ‘mock’ products are as bad as the real thing because you are sending out a message that the item (whether it be the ‘look’ or the flavor) is desirable. On the other hand why shouldn’t we eat or wear something we like the look or taste of… so long as there has been no suffering?
Personally, I don’t have a problem with mock products or wearing fake leather. I feel that so many people in Australia wear fake leather (mostly because it’s cheaper) and that most people would assume I'm wearing pleather. It’s a very tricky subject and I’m sure that not everyone will agree with me.
On the topic of mock meat, I don’t usually enjoy dishes made of mock meat. However I have no objections to people eating it. If you like the taste of meat but don’t want to support the industry, then by all means enjoy what is available. Sometimes it’s a novelty to enjoy mock meat with your non veggie friends! So last night I enjoyed a wonderful “fake it ’ night out with my bestie Tessa! We ate at Vegetarian restaurant Bodhi Bar (next to Saint Mary’s cathedral in the city).
Towards the end of the night, I became so caught up in the mock theme… I started nibbling at my pleather handbag!! Or perhaps it was the vegan wine that got to my head…
We ate mock peaking duck, mock pork buns and an assortment of veggie dumplings!
What is your opinion; do you fake it or leave it??