QuoteOriginally posted by: bearishQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuoteOriginally posted by: tagomaQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauper">see you later, alligatorQuote'Rambo' wears clothes, rides on motorcycle(snip) She says she has trained him not to bite.as long as he knows not to bitePet owners are also convinced THEY are the ones who love animals versus people who don't own an animal.Buying and owning a living creature is cruel and unethical as can be IMO, may that be a poodle or and alligator.And yeah... that woman shall probably be killed or be sent to Guantanamo to the benefit of society.Why do you think living with animal companions is cruelty? (BTW, are you a vegan?)I'd wager that most of the domesticated species have been intensively bred to be happy with domesticated life. And some scientists hypothesize that dogs voluntarily joined human encampments, not the other way around. It's hard to imagine whippets wanting to live the feral lifestyle!This is reminiscent of the dinner at The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.That is a logical extension of it!Look at it this way, if a breed of domestic animal ceases to be of use, it ceases to be selected for breeding on farms and goes extinct.There was a study of the genetics of domestic animals vs. their wild cousins that found that the genomes of domestic animals have all changed in common ways (mostly related to brain development). At this point it may be cruel to release these creatures. Their natural environment, the one they are most adapted to, is now are farms and homes.