Originally Posted by IloveSiamese
I think that people with pets (or extreme animals lovers mainly) often would take a pet in before a child (just from my own experiences). That being said, humans let animals reproduce when they shouldn't causing over population,
I know many people who spend thousands of trival dollars on their pets, which in my opinion is rediculous. I think as long as they get proper vet care and grooming and food and such then that should be the end of spending and if most pet owners were all that caring about their fellow humans , especially children and animals, then they'd take some of that wasted money and put it towards a good charity that helps humans and then one that helps animals, but like others have said, it is people's hard earned money to do as they please with.
this is the one thing that upset me the most- saying that BECAUSE someone spends a lot on a pet, that means they do not care about people
OR that the money they spend on their pets would be BETTER spent on people
ok, now lets all go to the mansions of the wealthy and tell them how much they must hate people because they spend all their money on themselves (most do, any way) and furthermore, who hire high priced lawyers to shelter much of their riches from taxes-
taxes that pay for programs for needy people, homeless people etc etc
if we are going to gang up on someone for not caring about other people, lets go for where the money really IS- with the ever growing number of wealthy people who are not only robbing the poor but are making the lives of hard working americans even tougher, as they try to make up for the lost revenue that has been basically stolen by those who can afford to do so, legally.
oh yeh, those horrible dog owners "spoiling" their pets, OMG give me a break!!
and as for the claim that people are gettign pets instead of having children
has she not heard about the over population of this planet?
she is ignorant and arrogant and really, now that i think of it, too stupid to waste any time on...
so now that i have wasted the last five minutes of my life, i am going to go pet my kitties and then order them a water fountain, i think they'd like that