What if we adopted the radical notion that companion
animals are individuals, not property, and that sharing a home with an
animal is a privilege, not a right? What if we require competency tests,
proof of financial responsibility, and permits for those wishing to
adopt companion animals, like we do for driving? What if we provide the
same safeguards for the adoption of companion animals as we do for the
adoption of children?
What if we outlaw the buying and selling of companion
animals, as we have the buying and selling of people? What if there was
no profit to be made by puppy mills, backyard breeders, and others who
breed companion animals for profit? How would this affect the "surplus"
What if we stop killing for convenience? What if we make
it a crime to kill companion animals simply because they are "surplus?"
Ban the killing of homeless animals and we will very quickly rise to the
challenge. It's amazing how creative we can be when it's required of us.
"Excess" animals is not the problem; the problem is in
peoples' heads and hearts, in the ways they think and feel -- or fail
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