A pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, protection, or entertainment rather than as a working animal , livestock , or laboratory animal Popular pets are often noted for their attractive appearances, intelligence , and relatable personalities. If they are strongly habituated to humans, wild animals may not be able to survive on their own. PAWS and other wildlife rehabilitators go to great lengths to avoid habituating the animals in their care. If you try to rehabilitate a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal without the proper training, skills, permits and knowledge of how to avoid habituating that animal, you may ruin the animal’s chance for being released back to the wild.
Contrary to myth, PETA does not want to confiscate animals who are well cared for and set them free.” What we want is for the population of dogs and cats to be reduced through spaying and neutering and for people to adopt animals (preferably two so that they can keep each other company when their human companions aren’t home) from pounds or animal shelters —never from pet shops or breeders—thereby reducing suffering in the world.
Respect for animal welfare is often based on the belief that non-human animals are sentient and that consideration should be given to their well-being or suffering , especially when they are under the care of humans. 4 These concerns can include how animals are slaughtered for food, how they are used in scientific research, how they are kept (as pets, in zoos, farms, circuses, etc.), and how human activities affect the welfare and survival of wild species.
Since 1822, when Irish MP Richard Martin brought the ” Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act 1822 ” through Parliament offering protection from cruelty to cattle, horses, and sheep, an animal … Read moreRead More →