Dooce Goes Vegan!

Dooce Goes Vegan!

Guess who decided to follow in Oprah’s footsteps and do a 21-day vegan cleanse?
None other than my hero and personal savior, Heather B. Armstrong of Dooce.com fame. Until this point the only thing Heather and I have ever disagreed about was bacon, and so for the next 21 days, I guess I can safely say she rocks times about 20. 20 million.

For those of you who don’t know, Heather is one of the country’s most well known bloggers. I think she actually got rated in the top 10 most powerful blogs this year, shortly behind the Huffington Post. She’s a kick-ass amazing woman, and I’ve been addicted to her blog for the past two years. I actually got to ‘meet’ her about two weeks ago at a book signing and I’m still completely twitter-pated, and now this? My week just got awesome.

Since she’s obviously not just doing this for health reasons (if you read her post, linked above, you’ll see where she notes she’s thinking of being a veggie permanently) it’d be great if everyone could go and leave her comments for support – there are a couple people who have left quasi-moron comments about how asparagus feels pain and how small-time cattlemen are actually really nice to the animals whose lives they remove. Think of how nice it’d be to see hundreds of vegans supporting her and providing accurate information. it’d be great if everyone could go and leave her comments for support – there are a couple people who have left quasi-moron comments about how asparagus feels pain and how small-time cattlemen are actually really nice to the animals whose lives they remove. Think of how nice it’d be to see hundreds of vegans supporting her and providing accurate information.

4 Responses to Dooce Goes Vegan!

  1. I’m honestly shocked by this. It’s great news, but I’m completely shocked. I remember reading a post she wrote a year or two ago where she joked about free range turkey and made fun of both animals and animal people.

    She’s proving that people can change. She’s proving that people care. She’s reinvigorated my optimism. This is fantastic news.

  2. Actually, it was free range chicken broth. And she was making fun of her extremely religious, right wing parents and their insistence that she buy free range chicken broth for various reasons. And she got a lot of flak from idiots who were ranting about how free range prevents suffering, and didn’t she know that!

    I was shocked too. I love her muchly, for various reasons, and when I read this it cemented me love. She’s also gotten so much hate mail for making the choice (even for a short time), so I hope she’s getting equal love mail from vegans and veggies.

    ~ Recent blog post: More "entertainment" caught on tape. at http://www.not-quiteright.net/tvg ~

  3. Oh yeah, that was it, free range chicken broth. Thanks for remembering :)

    I tried to leave a comment at her blog on that post, but it timed out. There are a TON of comments already. So I thought maybe I’d send her an email of encouragement and suggest a few resources. If anyone else wants to do the same, her email is dooce at dooce dot com.

  4. Indeed, sending an email is a good idea I think.

    ~ Recent blog post: "They exist for our use" and so forth…. at http://www.not-quiteright.net/tvg ~

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