Friday, March 27, 2009

Animal Place Widget!


Hey - just thought I'd throw this up. I made a widget for Animal Place because I figured it might help them get some more donations if they could get the word out more, and I think people would like to learn more about it. If you click on "share" you can post it to Facebook, Myspace, Blogger, Livejournal, tons of places. Our widget builder (www.sproutbuilder.com) is free to registered nonprofit organizations - they're a great way to virally spread the word about animal sanctuaries, vegan events, books and other stuff. :)

12 comments:

Adam Kochanowicz said...

I'm a little confused why you're clearly against happy meat but have peta links up (e.g. goveg.com)

Kelly said...

We don't agree with a lot of Peta's campaigns and positions but their websites have a lot of good information and media for people who are trying to become vegan and want to learn more about animal cruelty. The peta websites first inspired me to learn more about veganism, and while I often distance myself from some of their bizarre tactics and seemingly contradictive statements, I support their efforts to spread the word to new vegetarians and vegans.

herbstsonne said...

What Kelly said.

Adam Kochanowicz said...

So do a lot of other sites who don't invest in the animal industry, exploit women, or euthanize 97% of their "rescued" animals. I'm not attacking you, but I hope you could change your recommendations for the animals.

They may lead people to veganism, but it comes at a cost of their violent campaigns. Don't take it personally, I hope a fellow vegan freak would understand.

herbstsonne said...

Sorry, I do take it a little personally, because your tone is pretty condescending. As we already stated, we don't agree with all of PeTA's politics; the goveg.com site was a very useful resource for us, as well as for family, so we've included it.

You'll notice we have several other links listed as vegan resources. You're welcome to recommend any of them on your own blog.

We spend a lot of time and energy on this blog promoting veganism and abolitionist animal rights. If barbed comments are the only reason you decided to stop by, that's really disappointing.

a. said...

i love this blog. i love you guys for spending so much time and energy on it - activism like this is awesome! <3

Adam Kochanowicz said...

Indeed, you are taking this personally and I'm sorry to offend you,

I came across your blog because I was interested in your last post.

In the kindest way I can possibly say this, I would be happy to provide you with alternatives which offer the same resources as PETA's GoVeg. My passion is the animals, understand this is my primary motivation.

Kelly said...

I just don't understand vegans and activists who make it their lot in life to criticize other animal rights activists rather than take issue with omnivores or apathetic people. It's tough to move an ideology forward when there is so much infighting.
Pointing out that link means you would have already had to see everything else on our blog: the resources, the blog lists, and the countless entries.
If, after seeing everything on here, you've decided that we're too ignorant to put the animals first, that's really too bad. My sister and I spend a lot of time trying to teach people about animal cruelty and our love for vegan living, and we try our best not to do so in a self-righteous manner.

herbstsonne said...

Adam, and I also mean this in the kindest way possible, but if your way of standing up for the animals is by leaving a snarky comment about 1 link on the least-read vegan blog on the internet, you might want to rethink your tactics.

Mihl said...

Kelly, that widget looks really awesome.

Katie said...

Welfarists! You might as well go eat a bucket of fried chicken and punch a baby cow.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Awesome widget, Kel!