HEALTHY PETS DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. As I explore in my new book , there are two problems with these claims. First, there are a similar number of studies that suggest that pets have no or even a slight negative impact on health. Second, pet owners don’t live any longer than those who have never entertained the idea of having an animal about the house, which they should if the claims were true. And even if they were real, these supposed health benefits only apply to today’s stressed urbanites, not their hunter-gatherer ancestors, so they cannot be considered as the reason that we began keeping pets in the first place.
Adopt a dog or cat at no-kill, non-profit Animal House Shelter located in Huntley Illinois. We rescue all breeds of cats and dogs. Domestic animals enrich the lives of many county residents. However, if not cared for properly, these animals also can be disruptive to a neighborhood. Animal Protection and Control can help resolve animal control problems such as stray or vicious animals, noise complaints and reports of animal cruelty.
It’s a very touchy subject. On the one hand, you obviously don’t want to compare the journey of animals to the journey of blacks because a lot of people would be offendedâ€”and rightly soâ€”by that comparison. On the other hand, these animal rights and animal law advocates need some sort of road map. When you look at the journey of pets, pets went from being wild animals to being co-opted by human society to being turned into property. Now some people are trying to fight to turn them into people.
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