The other day I hopped back on a plane and flew to California, to provide expert testimony before a city council.
I presented information in support of a local effort that would ban animal circuses inside city limits. It was encouraging to see the number of citizens who had came to the meeting, to show their support of the ban.
One woman approach the microphone, practically in tears. She explained that she was not aware of this effort prior to attending the meeting. Instead of speaking to the city council members, the woman turned to the supporters of the ban and thanked us for speaking out for the animals.