May 15, 2010
Well this certainly has turned into a week of out-of-character posts!
Fans, Friends & Readers,
I'd like to formally apologize for the offensive ads on Happy Herbivore lately. For as long as I've been with Blogher, I've selected preferences and settings that signify to them that I do NOT want ads that publicize meat, dairy, fur, etc.
Despite my clear "vegan-only" preferences, Blogher chooses not to adhere to them. First it was the god-awful KFC "Buckets For a Cure" ad (Susan G Komen, be ashamed of yourself). As soon as I saw that ad appear on HH, I contacted Blogher immediately to have it removed.
However now I'm seeing CoffeeMate ads and worse -- "How to Grill Chicken or Fish" by Blogher themselves (!) This is simply not acceptable.
Unfortunately, it is very costly to run happyherbivore.com and I cannot afford to run the site without advertisements or sponsorship. Even with Blogher Ads, I still operate Happy Herbivore at a loss to me. However, I'm not about to condone non-vegan ads so at the end of this month, I will be disbanning their ads unless they can guarantee this situation will not happen again in the future.
In the meantime, you can help support happyherbivore.com buy buying one of my past e-cookbooks (only $5 each). All proceeds go directly to the support and maintence of happyherbivore.com.
Previously, I said I was going to discontinue the e-cookbooks at the end of this month (May) but I'm now going to extend sales through June to help cover costs while I look for new sponsorship. In accordance with my cookbook contract I cannot sell the e-cookbooks past July 1, so they will be discontinued.
Thank you for your continued support, it means so much to me. Again I am so sorry to anyone who was offended or mortified, please know that I'm extremely upset about this situation and am doing my best to correct it.