YourVeganFallacyIs.com Is Officially Launched!
This site is a resource for both vegans and pre-vegans for use in understanding and addressing common fallacies about veganism. There are presently only ten fallacies addressed on the site, but we're adding more and more over time. Over the next week or so we'll be adding some tweaks to the site, setting up translations, working on theming, etc., and after that
we're planning on adding a new fallacy each week or so, time allowing.
Speaking of which, would you like to volunteer to be a translator?
All we ask is that you be vegan yourself, and
that you're a native speaker of the tongue you're translating to, and
that you have some
higher level formal education in that language. The reasons for this are that all the work on the site is by people who are themselves vegan (in order to preserve the focus of the site's message), and because we wish to ensure that the language on the site is grammatically correct for all languages.
And this brings me to my favorite part of these sorts of messages: Praising people! We'd like to extend a very special thanks to +Constanze N.
and +Hans J.
for having diligently volunteered their time to create the German fallacy translations before launch, and to +Rózsa Farkas
, who is presently contributing her considerable translation skills to complete the Hungarian set. +C.S. MacCath
has been working very
hard to edit the site's content, and she'll be continuing to do so for all the fallacies. Finally, a super huge thanks goes out to Riventear
for creating the bulk of the site's graphics -- be sure to check out her work and support her at riventear.deviantart.com
But translation work isn't the only
way you can help! Do you engage in online advocacy yourself?
Then you'll be happy to know that each fallacy on the site is accompanied by an easy to use short url; e.g. the fallacy that Eating Dairy Products Is Not Unethical
can be accessed by yourveganfallacyis.com/eating-dairy-products-is-not-unethical or by the short url at yvfi.ca/dairy
-- cool huh? This has been set up specifically to ease the use of the site. Further, each fallacy is accompanied by a set of resources (e.g. yvfi.ca/dairy/r
) which may be useful for passing on to pre-vegans to help them commit to making the transition. The best part is that by linking people to the site you're not only helping them to understand the problems with their reasoning on that particular issue, but you're also exposing them to answers for all the other
fallacies they may harbor! =o)
Which brings up another volunteering opportunity: would you like to help identify vegan resources to use?
We're presently featuring work from folks like +Bite Size Vegan
, +Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
, +Vegan Street
(and the Vegan Feminist Agitator
), +C.S. MacCath
(and her The Vegan Pagan
blog series), +vegcomic.com
, and others -- but this is not enough, and we need your help to find more!!
Each of these knowledge sources has more gems waiting to be linked to from YVFI.ca, and there are innumerable other vegan-centric projects we need to bring into the fold. If this is something that interests you, then we have a forum set specifically for discussing such things -- won't you join us there?
To volunteer, just create your account at yourveganfallacyis.com/user/register
, verify your email, take a look at the site, and let us know what you'd like to do. =o)#yvfi #yvfi_launch