I use fiction to do things that can't normally be done. I am a huge animal lover, in the past I have taken the neighbor's dogs because they would leave for a long weekend and leave their dogs in a pen with no food or water and animal control did nothing but warn them. I found new homes for them, it wasn't legal but it was the right thing to do.
In Wild Evolution, I let my character even the playing field for a local wolf pack. As a shapeshifter werewolf he can do the things I wanted to do.
I know I still have the capacity to do what is right even though it is illegal, like taking my neighbor's dogs, but know I have another outlet, writing.
I think I may have been given a human body but I feel closer to many 4 legged animals than my own spieces, the human.