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Friday, August 11, 2006

Pets are poison


Is there a greater deadweight than a pampered pooch, a cared-for cat or an ascetically-pleasing armadillo?

I see them simply as a product of our avaricious society, and furthermore as ballast for the previous millenia,

the need for pets CANNOT be justified in the world today, when there are needs for:
a) housing
dog parks, beaches, etc. take up SO much room, that could be much more effectively usedfor higher density housing, rather than pandering to the needs of this selfish section of society.
b) monetary support for those less fortunate than ourselves
the amount of money spent on food, accessories, pedicures, vaccinations, medical bills (required due to increasingly higher standards for purebred animals) could be spent in so many more areas than on fuelling our desire to be needed, and this by animals bred purely for us, and sustained simply by supplying the continued need.

the possible exceptions are when the animals are working animals, are rescued from pounds (most of which are there simply because they were bred for an overestimated need), or for the VERY few people who benefit medicinally (ie sick kids, old people), when there is noone else to care and lift there spirits.

The need for animals is simply because we are so useless at caring for people, at showing them they are needed and loved.
In summary, the fact we even have pets is a blight on us - were we free of them, perhaps our time, energy and money, might be spent on each other.


On the other hand, if you would like to, you can donate to (for example) the which is where i got the lovely photo from, so they can continue their great work!

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1 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Will there be another race
To come along and take over for us?
Maybe martians could do
Better than we've done
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!

My friend says we're like the dinosaurs
Only we are doing ourselves in
Much faster than they
Ever did
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We will make great pets ...

and repeat ad infinitum ...

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