Are you an animal lover, would you go hungry to feed your pet?
We already do! LOL We have four horses a dog and a cat.
I never would do that, although I am sure others would. I think people have elevated pets to a status of children and I find this very worrying.
If a person has to go hungry to feed their animals, the animals should go, in my opinion.
If you have a pet you are completely responsible for that animals well being. Keeping an animal if you are unable/unwilling to take care of it is selfish and cruel.
I would make sure they were taken care of until I could find them a new home.
I don't particularly think that people who can't afford to take care of themselves ought to be having pets at all. Pets deserve homes where they have access to shelter, food, medical care, and such. Of course, this is an ideal world, and I suppose it's a little different if the only alternative is putting your pet on the streets, which would really be the worst thing.
I'm also vegetarian, and my cat is obviously not, so it's not really a simple matter of giving him the food I otherwise would eat. If there was nowhere for me to rehome my cat - have friends, family, even a shelter care for him as I can not, then yeah, I'd probably spend less money on my own food to take care of my cat. But honestly if I were literally living on the streets and couldn't get enough spare change together for my own food, then the pet most likely wouldn't want to stick around with me anyway.
If you are saying in case something happened in our economy that put us on strict rations (which it very well could!) then of course I would not starve but I would share all I could with my pet. But then I just have a tiny kitty; if I had a dog and especially a large one that would need much more to eat I would try to find that animal a home that could keep it alive. I would use common sense; I would not starve to feed it. I mean after I have starved to death; how could it eat then?
by DogAllergyDiva 10 years ago
Just curious what brands folks are feeding thier dogs and why? Have you done much research on what is good for your dog? Do you give much preference to brand based on your dog's breed?
by aykianink 10 years ago
Do you feed the birds while eating lunch?Are you an animal lover?
by MomsTreasureChest 7 years ago
Do you feed your pets dry pet food or wet pet food?
by Michelle Liew 9 years ago
What are some solutions to the problem of unwanted pets in shelters?
by Holle Abee 9 years ago
I think I could become an animal hoarder. We already have 3 indoor dogs, and we feed numerous feral cats. We also put food out for the birds and squirrels and take food to the woods across the street for the fox, rabbits, possums, etc. I know we don't need another dog, but I keep finding myself...
by flashmakeit 10 years ago
Do you feed any wild animal, that wonder near your home?
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