Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Do we value pets more then people?

It seems not a day goes by that there isn't a news story on our local news here in Pittsburgh involving a pet of some kind.
The story is most often a case of abuse of some kind,there is a lot of stories involving people housing 50 or more pets in a small building or house.
The laws in Pennsylvania on animal abuse sometimes seems to me to be over the top in fines and jail time.
That's not to say that I approve of abusing animals,I'm just asking is the life of a family pet more a valueable then a human?
I really want to hear from PETA folks and other animal lovers,for the record I don't own a pet and have no plans too.
I think some folks take pet ownership to  an extreme that make me question their sanity,or am I the one out of the loop on the true value of a pet?


Stimpson said...

Thing is, a 10-pound cat is all but defenceless against a person who weighs 15 times as much. And dogs, as pack animals, just wanna be accepted as part of a pack, which makes them especially vulnerable.

Anna Renee said...

I agree that some take it too far with the animal rights and all. I love animals too, had many cats and dogs and everything else, but I don't think anyone should lose their livelyhood or spend inordinate time (18 mths) in prison or be fined excessive amounts because of a dog. It makes no real sense. You're not out of the loop

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Thanks Anna for your reponse,I have seen people hungry and homeless and animal lovers dismiss their humanity.So I really asked my question because I really do think some animal lovers have mis- placed values.