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Draeyk wrote "im curious as to where people are on the pets issue as well since its something ive had a hard time over. i was absolutely
against the keeping of pets. animals reared and bred for our own use and benefit. i guess when the're from a shelter its better but isnt it
like second hand leather goods? shouldnt we try and close down this industry of exploitation?
i used to argue this at very many animal rights meets... ppl who had dogs running around all over and breeding left, right and centre... that it
was irresponsible and counter to an animal rights agenda. "
In my opinion ideally in a utopic Vegan world of the future. NO. We could perhaps eventually develop relationships with other species...but I
think it would take a while before we could be trusted to do this.
But in this world. YES. We created the problem and therefore it is our duty to have companion animals to treat them as equals and to
respect and honor them. This goes agianst depriving their rights to reproduce. But unfortunately the society being what it is I think it is our
responsibility to spay and neuter them too.
That is perhaps the only area in which I do not respect animal rights, but I think that the alternatives caused by our sick and depraved
society justify this violation. I agree with you, at least in theory. If the choice we're presently faced with is (a) to release domesticated
animals to fend for themselves (most of which would die pretty quickly and painfully), (b) euthanize them or (c) give them homes where they
can be safe and fed for the rest of their lives, my ethical compass says "c".
Concurrent with that, it's important to work to eliminate the sources of those animals that need homes. And I would like to see a world
where any companion animals were just those who chose to be around humans on their own accord, not those kept by fences and
leashes. That's a long way away, tho'.
I do still have deep misgivings about petfood industry. It disturbs me to consider that chickens and other animals are killed to feed our cats.
While I realize that cats would naturally hunt birds, I still don't like our meddling in the process.The biggest problem is the massive
overpopulation of cats and dogs who are left to fend for themselves in our urban environments - which means they end up getting horrible
diseases, suffering, being tortured, murdered, etc., ... and then procreating so the cycle gets worse. I definitely believe that it's part of being
an animal rights activist to adopt/foster who we can, to advocate spaying and neutering, and to fight for state-wide laws and actions to
make breeding, pet stores, etc., illegal. It's all about reducing suffering.