So it’s Friday. We are all happy. I am done talking about Human Resources and career advice. I want to talk about animals & pets.
I think it’s okay to have cats and dogs in your life, but only if they are rescued. I know that some breeders are great, but most are not. Also, in my world, I think it’s inhumane to keep fish as pets — unless the fish are rescued. Same thing goes for gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, turtles, birds, and all other kinds of creatures. Again, you can rescue them. Please don’t buy them at your local pet store.
I know this doesn’t make a whole lot of sense — especially because I eat meat, I’m a fan of the adoption efforts at local pet stores like Petco and Petsmart, and I have five cats that I wouldn’t trade for the world.
This is my thought: in an ideal world, we wouldn’t own pets. We would care for animals that need our assistance, we might have some companion animals around us, and we would stop subsidizing puppy mills and gerbil mills and hamster mills.
Yes, there are hamster mills. Ferret mills, too.
What do you think? Is this going too far? Am I beyond the pale of a crazy cat lady?
It’s Friday and I feel like pushing some buttons — and having my buttons pushed. Let’s roll.