Quite some time ago, I've noticed myself naturally becoming more and more sickened by reading novels containing animal cruelty as if it's OK, like hunting (including the hunting of fish called "fishing"), eating animal flesh in restaurants, eating dairy and eggs, wearing leather, and the horrible list goes on.
Just today as I was reading a novel, there's a character who wears cashmere. I decided to skip the paragraph but then to read the character is now eating steak....I decided to stop reading this book and to now make a conscious decision to never, ever read a fiction book that promotes animal cruelty.
The reason I will still read non-fiction books with possible animal cruelty in it, is because true books are for serious study, education, reference and of historical knowledge. Whereas books of fiction are designed for the pure pleasure, enjoyment of reading. I do not find pro-cruelty pleasurable reading. But if the novel mentions animal cruelty in a negative way--great!--I'll read that.
I love reading fiction and as I researched online, looking for vegan-friendly novels, I was so disappointed to find not many exist. There are some books mentioning a token vegan, but rarely do I find an entire novel that's vegan-friendly.
Well, for now, I recently bought two vegan novels that I will read this summer--thank you Kim Barnouin! I just hope other authors publish more vegan-friendly novels, instead of publishing so many vegan cookbooks that are already on the market....