I'm so sorry, I completely understand how you feel. Its so hard to have a love for animals and have a good life at school. I'm in 7th grade in an International school in shanghai, China, and school life is really hard. I had to try so hard just to not get made fun of, for my obsession with animals. I have "unpopular" friends and I just basically have to hide my friendship with them at school or else I get made fun of. Our school has alot of groups and this year life at school finally started getting better. I have 3 good friends, 2 guys and a girl and we usually hang out together. I just barely made it into the "popular" group and now I don't get made fun of anymore. But my point is, that nowadays you have to try SOO hard to get excepted into the society and it sucks. If you are a part of the "popular" group then you can't talk to the "unpolular" people. I can't believe that my school is even a Christian school. The people are so mean, and words like gay and lesbian are used everywhere, even in class. You also get refered to as gay or something if you don't have a girlfriend. If you don't go to the dances people think that your "unpopular". But I know that even my school is better than some of the public schools in the US. Thats why I'm scared to move back to Canada in 2 years, I'll have to go to a public school and try to make new friends and not made fun of.