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I grew up in a very stubborn, close-minded type of environment until my adolescent years when my eldest sister liberated me and helped me see the reality of different world issues that never even crossed my mind before. She talked about women's rights and feminism and the right to life or pro-choice and human equality and gay rights, etc. I have always had various pets and loved animals, but never saw them as people until I watched the life be taken from their very eyes. A lifestyle without the needless cruelty of animals seemed to be the only way I could live with myself and my purpose came together at that point: I am going to save the creatures.