I will donate the proceeds from Josie's Critters
to the following organizations:
- Vegan Outreach - Working
to end animal suffering by promoting a vegan lifestyle. A great site
to visit if you are curious about why people choose veganism or if
you need help getting started on your own path.
- Shark Research Institute -
I am a member of this group which sponsors research and promotes conservation
of sharks. They send me a newsletter, and last year I received a DVD
about their Operation Whale Shark program. The whale shark is largest
fish in the world and is a filter-feeder (it eats mostly crill and
Here are some cool websites. Some are fun and some are educational
(and hopefully fun too!):
- Club Penguin - Create
a penguin avatar, play games with other kids or solo, win virtual
money and buy cool clothing and accessories for your avatar or a pet
furry ball called a Puffle.
- NeoPets - Adopt up to 4 virtual
pets, play games, win Neopoints to buy virtual food and other items
for your Neopets.
- Orisinal - Cute
and fun games for kids or adults (dozens of games!)
- How Stuff Works
- If you want to know how just about anything works, go to this site.
Be sure to check out their How
Sharks Work page.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium - Their
new Shark exhibit opened on April 2, 2004. Fish are not vegetables
and they suffer when caught and killed just like any other animal.
However, if you are going to eat fish, please make sure that it is
caught or farmed in ways that support a healthy ocean ecosystem. Go
to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood
Watch program and print out a wallet card to help you make better
- Seattle Aquarium -
One really cool exhibit is the Salmon Ladder. Salmon have the ability
to return to the same stream of water where they hatched. So the aquarium
staff hatches salmon fry, lets them grow in one of the exhibits, and
then releases them into the Pudget Sound. Then a few years later,
the adult salmon return to the aquarium and jump up the salmon ladder
to start the cycle starts all over again.
- Pelagic Shark Research Foundation
- Research and education about sharks. I got to meet several members
of "Team Pelagic" a few years ago at the "Shark Festival
and Sanctuary Celebration" on the Santa Cruz pier. It was great
to see so many other people who care about sharks like I do.
- The Meatrix - Watch this
great Flash cartoon to learn the truth about factory farming. It's
a spoof on the movie "The Matrix.".