The founder for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is urging fur baby owners to stop referring to their domesticated animals as pets. Accordingly, the word pet is a derogatory term.
– PETA Founder Ingrid Newkirk said it is better to refer to domesticated animals as animal companions.
– The word pet is considered as derogatory by Newkirk.
– She also encouraged the owners of these animals to refer to themselves as…
PETA Founder Ingrid Newkirk said in an interview that the word pet actually reduces animals from being living, breathing organisms to inanimate objects. Newkirk also said, “A dog is a feeling, whole individual, with emotions and interests, not something you ‘have.’” She compared the word pet to calling women as “sweetie” or “honey.” She hopes people would start referring to their fur babies as animal companions.
Also, the owners of these domesticated animals should stop referring to themselves as owners and instead use the word guardian.
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