I consider all my pets as property, under my state's laws, but not in the same way as material items, such as a car. Even though I consider my pets as personal property, I love them more than words can really describe, they are my companions. The idea that the law, at least in the United States, views pets as property is something that we must never change. For if we do, that will be the end of you and I sharing our lives with our pets that we hold dear to us. That is something the AR wants to change. They do not want animals viewed as property, because your right to own them is protected under law. Even though we are quickly losing that right. If the law gets changed, where pets are no longer property, there would be nothing there to prevent the AR from stopping pet ownership forever. Look at it this way. If someone were to sneak onto my property, such as an AR activist, and break into my enclosure and take my bobcats, cougar or break into my home and take my domestic cats, what could I do, if these animals were not considered property under law? If they are stolen from me, that is called theft. But, if they are not considered personal property, than anyone could take them and it would not be considered theft. Yes, even though they are considered property, you can still have laws that guide you to the proper, responsible ownership that protects the welfare of the animal. We already have laws that dictate what we can or can not do with other forms of personal property. If you live in the city, there are laws that state how you must care for your home and the land that home sits on, laws that tell you how you must care for your car and so on. The idea of pets being considered as property, is nothing more than a term that gives you the right, in the USA, to share your life with that animal. It doesn't mean they should not be cared for properly, that we do not love them or that they are not our dear companions. Don't listen to the AR lies, that try to make you believe that pets should be considered property under law. That is their ploy to remove animals from our lives. Look at it this way. If the law considers your pet as personal property, no one should be able to remove that property from you or say you can not own that property, unless you abuse the animal or are proven you are not responsible enough to have a pet in your care. (However, we are losing this right. That is why you are seeing so many BAN laws and BSL, Breed Specific Legislation) Now, if pets are no longer considered property, again under the eyes of the law, than guess what? The law can, in one easy step, prevent you from owning your cats by just stating, no pets allowed!! This would make the AR very very happy. This was long I know, but it was meant to show that the term pets as proerty, was nothing more than a way to give you the right to share your life with your pets. It doesn't mean you love them less, than what they are so deserving of
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|I agree Sarah. If all people felt like this the animals would be much better off.
Hmmm, not really true at all. Think about it for a moment. We do not consider a husband, wife or kids as property do we? Yet, we have so many kids that are abused or what about the husband and wife who abuse each other in domestic violence situations. In fact, I seem to find it that people become quite protective of their personal property. Maybe we should say that pets must be treated more like property, than companions. I mean, some people treat their car better than they do their pets, kids or spouse