Many breeds of certain animal species – dogs and cats, for example – have a long history of being human companions, and keeping these as pets is morally good, since this is the natural way for these animals to live.
It’s also unethical to keep an animal that is a danger to other people or animals.
Is keeping dogs as pets cruel?
While it is certainly true that dogs can be kept for cruel purposes such as fighting or puppy mill breeding, most pet dogs have high quality of life, especially compared to feral animals. They live longer and healthier lives, and most have easier deaths.
Why animals should not be kept as pets?
Keeping pets is a risk to human health. Many animals can pass diseases on to people (such an illness is called zoonosis). Examples include salmonella from handling reptiles and amphibians, psittacosis from parrots and bird flu from many birds. Pregnant women risk their babies by handling cat litter.
Are vegans against pets?
According to the definition, buying a ‘pet’ is not vegan, because animals at sold are generally from breeding places, where they use animals for breeding and exploiting and sold. Rescuing, give shelter or adopt an animal than need it is totally compatible with being vegan.
Do PETA members have pets?
Does PETA believe that people shouldn’t have pets ? In fact, most PETA staff members live with animals who have been rescued from abuse or abandonment. Read more about ways to provide rich, interesting lives for your animal companions.
What are the disadvantages of having a pet?
About the Disadvantages of Having Pets
- Financial Commitment. Pet ownership is not cheap.
- Time Commitment. Pets take time, even if it’s a pet you won’t socially engage with, such as a fish.
- Pet Planning. Having a pet requires thinking ahead.
- Social Consequences. Most people have neighbors, whether they’re on top, on either side, or both.
- Saying Goodbye.