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fsm1965's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by fsm1965

think a long time ago people knew why they kept pets and why there was difference and since then we've lost the need for pets but kept the pets I can see how you find this confusing.



Reply, I am NOT confused. I was just pointing out that some species are treated royally, and some cruelly.

Within the same species, some cultures revere them, whilst others eat them (e.g horses not eaten in the UK, but are in France; Dogs not eaten in the west, but in the east; Hindus revere cows, whilst in the west they are eaten).

Even within the UK, some people keep "food" animals as pets!

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:12:00 UTC | #348360