A lot of people justify the fact that
they keep a pet with arguments
that aren't correct. These arguments are being made
up to get a clear conscience or show that they have
a disability in engaging social contacts.
We think one should not try to motivate other people
to keep pets or complain when the publics interest diminishes
for a certain hobby (like for example keeping aquaria).
If you insist on keeping pets, please pick it up in an animal shelter.
Petting animals does not result in lower blood pressure
A Dutch Health Insurance Company (De Friesland) wondered if petting animals can help to lower your blood pressure. The company did a number of "humorous” tests and arrived at the conclusion that petting animals does not, in fact, help against high blood pressure. The Insurance Company still advises keeping a pet, but then, of course, one that suits you best. To help you in your choice as to whether you should keep a pet or not, click here. You would be wise to do so!