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.)

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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.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

#SAVE THE GALGOS (Greyhound Dogs)

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Every year, fifty thousand greyhound dogs called Galgos are tortured and killed in Spain.

Subjected to horrific pain, starved, burned with fire and acid, buried or skinned alive, dragged to death behind automobiles, hung from trees with just the tips of their paws touching the ground in what the Galgueros (hunters) call the piano dance because they are forced to struggle as they are slowly hung.

All of this cruelty and death is exempted from Spanish and European law protecting domestic animals because the deliberate torture and killing of Galgos is considered to be a part of Spanish culture and enshrined in their traditions just like bull-fighting.
The Galgos are greyhounds and in Spain they are used for hunting and for racing.

Around the world these dogs have been abused for hunting and racing but in Spain there is a bizarrely cruel difference. You see in Spain if the dogs do not perform up to the expectations of their owners, they are intentionally tortured and killed, usually by hanging. This is done to punish and shame the dogs for not living up to the expectations of their owners.

My wife Yana is deeply saddened by the suffering of these gentle dogs, so much so that she has decided to take action to oppose it by becoming an ambassador for Galgos Ethique Europe.

Galgos Ethique Europe was set up to focus attention on this barbarically inhumane treatment of these gentle dogs and for the purpose of rescuing them and finding them homes.

Yana wants to bring this cruelty to the attention of the world and especially to the attention of the European Union Parliament with a demand that European law prohibit the cultural persecution of these gentle dogs.


Yana Rusinovich: Photo by Benjamin Herve

Between 50,000 and 60,000 galgos are tortured and killed every year in Spain without any pity and with impunity by Spanish hunters (Galgueros). It happens here, in Europe because of the European Parliament that does not want to here about this kind of a "small problem". Please let's spread information about this problem and to finger the Spanish government and the European parliament, to show that we also have power to change, not only them. With one click of your key board you can change the sad fate of these incredible gentle, intelligent and unjustly abused dogs. ‪#‎SAVETHEGALGOS‬