What pets do you think it's cruel to keep and why?

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kittenkat    pirate
29/10/2013 at 17:23

We had a discussion in the office today about someone keeping an alligator. Maybe not such a good thing in a 2 bedroom house.

Bespoke shoes though I guess.

29/10/2013 at 17:27

locusts. not fair on the houseplants.

kittenkat    pirate
29/10/2013 at 17:30

And they're such drama queens, you know the whole plague thing...

29/10/2013 at 17:54

Always feels more cruel the more their natural environment has to be changed to keep them.So keeping an alligator does seem kinda cruel.Birds in cages feels cruel.We have chickens and are fortunate that they can free range. But keeping them in a small house with no opportunity to scratch and forage or have a dust bath would be cruel.Anything that restricts their natural behaviour 

29/10/2013 at 18:18

Yes, caged birds - they're meant to fly.

29/10/2013 at 19:15

http://www.babahaft.host-ed.me/sig2.jpg

 

 An alligator in your house? Where are you living?

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
29/10/2013 at 19:16
Yeti's
29/10/2013 at 20:33

Meercats

 

29/10/2013 at 20:55

Cats.  Surely not, you'd think?  My little feller's previous owner cut his nuts off before giving him to me.  

Wouldn't happen in the wild.

29/10/2013 at 21:44

Perhaps he wanted to keep them in his memory box ?

 

30/10/2013 at 00:49

Lobster.

30/10/2013 at 07:00

Blue whales ... they just don't get the exercise they need.

And besides our local Tesco just never has enough Plankton in

30/10/2013 at 07:54

Electric eels. They don't get enough space in the tank to 'charge' about. 

A-Boom-Tish. 

I'll get me coat...

seren nos    pirate
30/10/2013 at 10:01
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Yes, caged birds - they're meant to fly.

 

any animal that is caged...none of them were meant to be caged up......I would say virtually most pets apart from cats who get the option of free movement.....

and a few dogs and horses who are allowed to have a lot of room.....

But then pets are there to fufill the owners needs not the needs of the animal......

30/10/2013 at 10:03
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Yeti's

 

Yeti's what?

kittenkat    pirate
30/10/2013 at 10:18

balls would be my guess.

30/10/2013 at 10:22

I imagine the yeti would agree 

30/10/2013 at 11:58

Bald Eagles

30/10/2013 at 12:09
seren nos wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Yes, caged birds - they're meant to fly.

 

any animal that is caged...none of them were meant to be caged up......I would say virtually most pets apart from cats who get the option of free movement.....

and a few dogs and horses who are allowed to have a lot of room.....

But then pets are there to fufill the owners needs not the needs of the animal......

Most pets don't know that though - they like us because we feed them and that's pretty much all they care about.

Edited: 30/10/2013 at 12:09
kittenkat    pirate
30/10/2013 at 12:23

My dog could run off but he chooses not to, so I think that the relationship has mutual benefits.

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