Ingrid Newkirk is my idol. I hope her documentary, "I Am An Animal," and her appearance on sites like this will inspire more people to help animals. They feel pain just as people do, and deserve compassion and respect just as people do.  We can all take steps to stop animal suffering, from going vegan to buying cruelty-free cosmetics to spaying and neutering to boycotting circuses and zoos. Animals need your voice.