I've been made the personal enemy of both Petco and Petsmart. Didn't take much either. Ask me about it sometime.
Don't pay others to do your dirty work (and I don't mean house-cleaning either)
What Gives Me Hope
Seeing people who are confronted with a poster of animal abuse and don't turn away.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Raising awareness about abused animals, banning circuses and roadside zoos, funding shelters and spay-and-neuter programs, banning greyhound racing, horse racing, rodeos, animal fighting, and funding sanctuaries to be built outside the city. I would also ban keeping wild animals as pets and any store selling animals will have to pass rigirous animal care guildlines and pay hefty charges in order to have a permit. Animal cruelty charges would have much stricter penalties and more animal control officers will be hired. The list goes on.
What/who changed my life and why
the PETA Helping Animals 101 conference in April 2004. It really opened my eyes.