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. Potbellied pigs are extremely intelligent and sensitive creatures who can make wonderful companion animals, but they are not the right pet for everyone. They require caregivers who are knowledgeable about their care and behavior, and are committed to providing them with tender loving care and mental stimulation. One very important consideration is whether your community is zoned for potbellied pigs.
Animals we keep as pets don’t necessarily have to be domistic, and not all domestic animals are considered pets. Pets are companions, the relation between these companions is mutual, beneficial. Considering cases of feral children, perhaps the human was tamed by the wolf and not the other way around as Anonymous submitted. Positive conditions – Providing good animal welfare is sometimes defined by a list of positive conditions which should be provided to the animal. This approach is taken by the Five Freedoms and the three principles of Professor John Webster.
That’s what critics say. We may have pretended for a while that blacks weren’t people, but they were always people. Critics shoot back at the animal activists and say these animals are not people. You can pretend as much as you want that a dog or cat is a child or a person, but basic biology tells us that these are not human beings. There is no official certification or training for assistance animals, and they can assist in a wide variety of ways. Breed and weight restrictions do not apply to assistance or service animals.
Do you think it is a good pattern in general to judge people by their attitude toward animals? Explain why. Non-EU countries demand that when cats or dogs are imported, the certificate of vaccination or the standardized EU passport be legalised by an official government-appointed veterinarian. Rabbits prefer gentle, quiet environments, so they may not fit in well with a hectic family life and rowdy pet dogs or cats.
But if at least some of these early domestic animals had been treated as pets, physical containment within human habitations would have prevented wild males from having their way with domesticated females; special social status, as afforded to some extant hunter-gatherer pets, would have inhibited their consumption as food. Kept isolated in these ways, the new semi-domesticated animals would have been able to evolve away from their ancestors’ wild ways, and become the pliable beasts we know today.