Run, Spot, Run

Run, Spot, Run

The Ethics of Keeping Pets

Book - 2016
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"Through a mix of personal stories, philosophical reflections and scientifically informed analyses of animal behavior and natural history, a bioethicist takes readers on a mindful exploration of the ethics and experiences of pet ownership, and asks if we are doing the right thing, keeping these independent beings locked up, subject to our control,"--NoveList.
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780226209890
022620989X
Branch Call Number: 636.0832 P6114R 2016
Characteristics: 264 pages ; 24 cm

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Feb 04, 2017

As an ardent animal activist I thought I had seen and heard everything when it came to how animals are abused. This book opened my eyes on further deprivation innocents are subjected to by MEN. This book is not for the faint of heart and have a box of Kleenex at the ready...

We took dogs out of the wild thus it is our responsibility to help them negotiate our world. And not everyone is cut out for being an animal guardian. The book sheds light on just whom the worst candidates are and some may be surprised, for it's families with young children-they are just not that invested. ( I would not leave a dog alone with children unsupervised - it's often the worst way to aggravate the dog. And that's when unkindly things occur and the dog suffers the consequences.) It's a 13-15 year commitment and if you are not on board don't bother. And they cost money. And they need training and socialization. And if you are not prepared for the fact that your dog's needs will, at times, trump those of their humans. JUST DON'T DO IT!

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