Is Your Pet Lonely and Bored? Part One

IS YOUR PET LONELY AND BORED? PART ONE

this is a reprint of an Op-Ed piece taken from the New York Times,written by Jessica Pierce, a bioethicist and author of "Run Spot, Run"-

America is experiencing a population boom-of pets. Driven by rising disposable income and urbanization and evolving attitudes toward animals the number of pets has grown more rapidly since the mid-1970's than the human population to the point where there are now about as many pets as there are people.

We just don't buy pets as never before we also treat them differently. More animals are living in our homes and are given over to a life of leisure.  Animals are spoken of as family members-and not just...