Kurly's Latest: A Pet Peeve Against "Pet Parenting.": Time to push back against Animal Political Correctness
The other day I was winding down, lying half comatose on the couch watching cable network news, when a PetSmart commercial tossed me out of my stupor.
It featured a couple of “new parents’’ who adopt not one but two puppies from its store.
“What’s it like to be new parents?” the PetSmart employee asks the young couple.” The commercial ended with the tag line, “Petsmart has all you need to take care of your kids.”
Puppy, parent, kids? All of a sudden, owning a pet is equal to raising a child?
This was upsetting to me. It’s really stupid to equate parenting with pet ownership and actually misguided in terms of how we in American society are led to think about animals and our relationship with them.
Pets, and animals too, are not humans, and should not be considered or treated as such...Continue Reading
Steven Kurlander is a New York Attorney and Communications Strategist who provides strategic communications and grassroots networking and marketing services to governmental, political, corporate and not-for-profit/association.
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