I've always been interested in animal rights. I can remember being at a park when I was in grade school, there were a group of kids gathered by a bridge. I walked over to them and noticed that they were dropping rocks off the bridge, unto a mother duck and her duckings. I was outraged! Even though this group of kids were older than me, i yelled at them to stop. I think because i was so upset, they decided to walk away. I was made fun of for a long time after that (by the older kids) calling me a duck lover.. but i just smiled and was very satisfied that i was able to protect them. Now being a mom, i'm teaching my daughter that every animal should be appreciated and loved. they are not ours to hurt, expoit or mess with.