I am 29 years old. I have worked in our local animal shelter (as a volunteer and employee) where I saw hundreds of animals come through our doors that had been abused by humans. It was my responsibility to euthanize these poor souls. I found myself wishing sometimes that I could euthanize those that had caused suffering either directly or indirectly by starvation, no shelter, beating, uncontrolled breeding, etc. Since our shelter was a "kill shelter", I had to choose who lived & who died. For a long time, I felt that blood was on my hands. Now I know the blood is on the hands of the abusers. May God have mercy on their souls. Besides this, I am interested in music, books, art and my animal companions (all of whom came from the shelter, abusive situations, were strays, or feral - I am in the process of taming two feral cats as we speak; (you can tell my looking at them that they have suffered unspeakable cruelty). This is who I am.