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It was a Tupperware tub of reside baby rats that made Dr Jessica Pierce begin to question the concept of pet possession. Whereas pets remain property in the UK, the Animal Welfare Act of 2006 stipulates that pet owners should provide a basic degree of care for their animals. In 2001, Rhode Island modified its legislation to describe pet owners as guardians” , a transfer that some animal rights’ advocates lauded (and others criticised for being nothing greater than a change in identify).

Though Pierce and Francione agree that pet ownership is improper, both of them have pets: Pierce has two canines and a cat; Francione has six rescue canine, whom he considers refugees”. For now, the argument over whether or not we must always personal animals is largely theoretical: we do have pets and giving them up might trigger extra harm than good.

Pets are also property in the US, however 32 states, as well as Puerto Rico and Washington DC, now include provisions for pets under domestic violence protection orders. Furthermore, as Francione suggests, caring for pets appears to many people to be the one space the place we will truly do right by animals; convincing people of …

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