If you live in a major city, you’ve probably run into animal rights activists somewhere. Maybe they’re protesting outside a fur store, or handing out leaflets, asking you to go vegetarian. And if you’re like a lot of people, you walked right by that leaflet, and tried not to make eye contact. But I met up with Eric Deardorff, an animal rights activist who’s so full of energy, it’s hard to say no to him. And I asked him how he got to be so pumped up to help animals. This piece was originally aired on Annenberg Radio News.