An Apology

Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Advice

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 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 helpsupport buy buying one of my paste-cookbooks (only $5 each). All proceeds go directly to the support and maintence of

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. 

<3 HH

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