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Pets and consequences


Many people keep one or more pets. Maybe you have one yourself. However, most people have never stopped to consider the consequences for pets.

Which leads to the question:
"Is it justified that people keep animals as pets?"

With reasoning and facts, we want to invite you to formulate an answer to this question.
This may raise the question whether or not it is wise to have pets.

To clarify our opinions on keeping pets, we use the most familiar pet, the dog, as an example. Let's start by outlining the history of dogs.

Other articles on pets:

Links on the site of Animal Freedom:

Are pets education tools?
Bad reasons for keeping pets
Dependency of animals
Letting go of attachment to animals
Children and their perception of animals

Links about specific animals:

Suffering of reptiles
Why the goldfishbowl is bad
A rabbit as a pet….. suitable or not?

See also "Critical books on the purchase of pets".


An example: the dog
The history of dogs
Modern day dogs
Consequences of irresponsible breeding for dogs
Drawbacks for dogs
The pet-industry
A “disposal fee” for every pet animal purchased
Books to read before you take a pet
Why do people want pets?
Drawbacks for humans
Take a pet?

Author: Bert Stoop

This page describes one aspect of the influence that man has on the quality of life of an animal.
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