Ex-vegan reader Stacy Siivonen submitted this photo from a Finnish social center/squat called “Satama”. Most of the rules of the squat are anti-discriminatory (anti-sexism, anti-homophobia, anti-racism), but according to Stacy, the tolerance ends when it comes to food.
Though technically it’s not against house rules to cook meat in the Satama kitchen, the vegans there don’t much appreciate the smell of roasting animal corpses. And since the main group responsible for bringing in meat were Gypsies, the vegans exiled all Gypsies from the kitchen, even though some non-Gypsies like Stacy don’t get hassled when they cook meat there.
Does this mean veganism is turning these anti-racism Satama vegans into racists? Not necessarily. They might have exiled Danes if there was a large Danish contingent bringing meat into the kitchen. Veganism does, however, seem to be undermining the otherwise accepting spirit of the house.
Also, “WE LIKE TO KILL MEAT EATERS”? Well, at least the house never claimed to be anti-violence.