Are we selfish by having a pet?

by on August 1, 2008

I think we are very selfish by having pets. It is so because we are modifying the animal’s behavior and body to accommodate our needs, and when asked why we own a pet, we sate that we love animals. I think is just a bunch of BS because most people alter their pets’ bodies just to fit their needs.

First off, when someone decides to have a pet they should compromise also for the pet’s needs too. They should also think the situation clearly before they go and get a pet. But no, they just get a pet, and a year later when you look at it you fell like asking where is the rest of it?

Last week I’ve seen this male cat that hasn’t been outside in three years. The owner lived in a nice house that had a huge yard. The sad part is that this cat had his claws removed three years ago and since then it hasn’t been allowed to go outside because it cannot protect itself without claws. To me this is the absolute evil. Because just for our satisfaction we take these pets and modify them to fit out households. And we think that we are so loving and caring when in fact we just make them prisoners in their own bodies since they will never enjoy their natural abilities.

Moreover we sterilize them just too eliminate the bad odors when they are marking their ground, this pure stupidity and cold hearted business to maximize profits.
On the reverse side all these loving caring pet owners are quick say “put them too sleep” when something goes wrong. In addition animal lovers will also state that pet without owner should be put to sleep because they have a hard life without an owner. But they forget one thing; freedom seems to be a primordial need in biological life not only human. Therefore I believe that pets without a shelter and no food are much happier even if they are starving and freezing than pets that have their belly full and comfortable baskets but no freedom.

The homeless pets get to play and enjoy their full body, whereas the home pets are just incarcerated living decorations that move around when we need to feel like God. The thing that impressed me the most was that the male cat came at the door meowing to be let outside, to me it looked like a broken spirit that just felt sorry for itself. It was punished without doing anything wrong, just being a cat.

“I never saw a wild thing feel sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough, without ever having felt sorry for itself.”

Too bad that this cat was sorry for itself.

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