About My Blog.

Welcome! This is "Catatonic Digressions."
Most, if not all readers don't understand my blog's title. It's an old inside joke from a forum long gone. I was going to change it, but since it's been "confusing" for so long, I decided to leave it. Don't worry about what it means, the content of the blog is what is important.

Unfortunately, my blog isn't what I set out for it to be. A disturbed and manic online stalker and cyberbully has made it impossible for me to post about family, my son, life in my part of New York...so I stopped (for the most part), and I mostly reblog and repost what I feel is important, necessary or close to my heart. As for the stalking sociopath, she can go to hell for harassing me and my family since mid-2008. You can't scare me offline with a few lame threats and dozens of pages of defamation, abuse, depravity and libel. I'm bitchy like that. ;)
(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

If you read a story and you feel moved in any way, comment. Comments are more than welcome.

Unlike those online who lie and hide behind fake photos and insanely fabricated stories, I'm a real person. I'm real and I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. After years of putting up with online abuse by manipulative, pathological liars, attention whores or narcissists, I've had it. Don't bother me with pathetic drama. I have no time for these types of people and their need to absorb others' time and attention.

Feel free to email me if you have a story or cause you would like shared, especially if it pertains to animal rights, liberation, veganism, animal welfare, health and well-being, geekery, Macs and computer dorkiness, music, lowbrow art, kitchy stuff, skateboards, the beach, swimming, diving, NYC, beading (it's my hobby), recipes (love to cook, especially if I made the recipe up myself!), VEGAN!, ALF, Sea Shepherd, Action for Animals, NIO, 269Life and/or anything you think I might enjoy or others might—you never know. It doesn't always have to be serious. Hilarious stories, local NY, funny videos or photos, photobombs (especially if they contain pets!)...I might be partially censored, but I'm not closed down!

Please, join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and follow them and The Barbi Twins on Twitter and Facebook.

For the Oceans,
Suzanne

Friday, December 31, 2010

Action for Animals — Resolve to Go Vegan in 2011


Resolve to Go Vegan in 2011

Your 2011 New Year's resolution can help end animal exploitation, preserve the natural environment, and improve your own personal health! How is that you ask? It’s simple: GO VEGAN!

On average a person switching from the standard American diet to a vegan diet will prevent the abuse and killing of over 100 animals per year (some reports put the figure as high as 200 animals)! Going vegan has been widely reported as one of the best things you can do to go green. And eating a zero-cholesterol, low-saturated-fat, plant-based diet drastically reduces your risk of heart disease, stroke, and many types of cancer.

If you are not already vegan please resolve to eliminate meat, eggs, dairy, and other animal products from your diet. If you don’t feel you can go vegan “cold turkey,” resolve to reduce your animal product consumption by a set amount every week until you are completely vegan.

Help animals even more by avoiding leather, wool, and down and by purchasing cruelty-free household or personal care products and avoiding products that are tested on animals. (Products and clothing you already own could be used up or worn out; no need to toss out these items. Remember, as far as the animals are concerned, future choices are what matter.)

If you would like more information on why and how to become vegan, you can request a free vegan starter pack from AFA.

Visit our literature page for PDF versions of several Veg Starter Kits, recipes, flyers, fact sheets, and more.


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Resolve to Get Active in 2011

If you are already a vegan, or on your way there, please resolve to become more active for animals. Being vegan yourself is essential, but unless we educate others by promoting a vegan diet and lifestyle, billions of farmed animals and billions more fish will continue to be exploited.

It is very likely your decision to become vegan, or to start on the path towards veganism, was the direct result of someone else’s outreach and education efforts.

If you are interested in getting more involved in vegan activism please contact AFA. We can provide leaflets and videos that you can share with your friends, family, students, coworkers, or random people on the street.

Here are some great ways you can take action for animals:
-    Set up an info table at your school, at a local college, in front of a grocery store, at a Sunday Market, or at a concert, festival, or other event.
-    Leave our flyers in the free literature section of your local library, animal-friendly restaurants, stores, cafes, etc.
-    Post videos, articles, fact sheets, etc. on your Facebook or link to them on your Twitter. You may use or link to any of our flyers and use any of the videos on our YouTube. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and repost or re-tweet things we send out.
-    Have a vegan bake sale at your school and pass out flyers and videos to people who stop by.
-    Host a vegan potluck and introduce non-vegan friends to vegan food and information.
-    Start a weekly vegan lunch outing with your coworkers.
-    Host a feed-in: Get some vegan “chicken” patties or nuggets (Boca brand are tasty and widely available, as are Trader Joe’s Soy Nuggets) or Tofurky Italian Sausages or some other fake meat product. Cook and cut them into sample sizes with toothpicks in them and pass them out in a busy public place (downtown, near a school, outside a grocery store, in front of a KFC, etc.) and offer people who take a sample some vegan literature.
-    Pass out flyers about the cruelties of dairy and eggs or the myths of free-range and humane farming at your local Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, etc—where people might be conscious but might not yet be vegan.

You can get started right away by printing flyers yourself or by downloading and emailing them to your friends.

You may also buy materials from our online store. We only charge our printing and shipping costs for AFA flyers, and for other organizations’ materials we only charge to cover shipping.

If you can’t afford to cover costs we are happy to mail you materials for outreach. Just email us with your name and address and a list of what you need and how you will use it.

If your actions save just one animal’s life or prevent the abuse and suffering of a single individual, it is well worth your efforts. However, the outreach you do will almost certainly save hundreds of animals’ lives and prevent thousands of hours of suffering. What else can you do with your time that can help so many?

We are here to support you. If you need help going vegan or getting active for animals please email us. We are here and ready to work with you to make this a more just and peaceful world for all animals!

Thank you for caring!

P.S. You can help even more animals by supporting our vital work to stop animal cruelty and exploitation with a generous year-end donation. Your support makes it possible for us to educate and inspire people to make positive changes in their lives for animals!



ACTION FOR ANIMALS
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 




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Seattle, WA 98145
(206) 227-5752 

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