Stone1 Johana Stone Kate Bledsoe WG5 November 7, 2017 My life after her Is it possible that having a pet can change your life? The answer is yes. For many years my daughter Ana Paula was begging to have a dog. I have never wanted to have one because I thought it would be too much work and responsibility. Yet, when I took the decision to get one, this dog changed my life. Her name is Tuty. I really like the new version of me because now I’m animal lover and I’m a better human being. When I met Tuty the first time, something extraordinary happened to me. Instantly I felt an enormous love for her and this feeling was reciprocal. It is really amazing how Tuty has giving me so much love and care. In fact, now I’m part active to an organization that protect animals, which is Peta Latino. This non-profit organization has been working around the world to protect animals and also has been working hard fighting for animal rights. In addition, Peta Latino constantly advocate what companies are cruelty free. In this way costumers can buy products that have not been tested on animals. Also, I’m following a few animal rescue organizations in Ecuador such as Rescate Animal and Cola. Those non-profit organizations work really hard rescuing animals and also help them with medical attention respectively if they need it. As of today, people in Ecuador still need to be better educated in how to take care and treat animals. Therefore, I want to be a contribution of this education program. For example, when an animal is in need and I see the case in social media, I take actions that can help, this can be from a simple action such as helping advocate animal rescue cases or by making a small economic contribution to these organizations. My life has had a positive impact. I’m a better human being every time that I feel empathy with animals that I had never felt before. In my regular life, I have been trying to not contribute with animal cruelty. So far, I have been buying cosmetics that haven’t been tested in animals. Also, I have stopped eating some meats such as pork and beef. My goal in a near future is to be a vegetarian. Gradually I’m trying to change my diet without affecting my heath. Another motivation that I have is my daughter, she also is felling affected by eating animal meats. She constantly is talking about how bad she feels when she eats animal meats. There are so much cruelty involved in the meat industry and we don’t want to be part part of this anymore. In all honesty, to change my diet is probably the most difficult step in this process. but is worth it. Animals are worth it, every life counts. They can feel love, pain and fear. Stone2 Tuty with her love has taught me how to love her. She also, has taught me how to love all type of animals. Therefore, this make me feel that I’m a better person because I’m making better decision by thinking about animal welfare.