Animals As Pets
The history of pets has a lot to do with the evolutionary process of animal domestication, and it’s possible that the cat, the first true domesticated animal, was the original first pet. Perhaps the most important step toward domestication was taken by the widespread human practice of bringing captured young wild animals back into their homes. This practice eventually encompassed many forms of domesticated animals, including dogs, cats, horses, sheep, goats, and rats.
Although cats were probably the earliest animals to be domesticated by humans, the list of animals which have been domesticated goes much farther back than that. Fierce cats such as tigers, wolves, hyenas, lions, and dogs have all been domesticated over time. Domesticated cats are typically used as hunters, though they have been known to be used as pets for many thousands of years. In fact, one of the most well-known felines in the world is, of course, the American Pit Bull Terrier, or commonly referred to as the Pit
Bull, for which the word “pooch” is derived. While feral cats can be an issue in certain regions, it’s actually a very common occurrence, and there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t own multiple cats if you wish.
Another thing that must be considered when thinking about the issue of domesticated animals being sent to shelters is the genetic changes that occur when animals are domesticated. Basically, all animals that are subject to natural selection through natural selection will undergo genetic changes overtime. This means that even animals that have experienced only slight genetic changes over time are still likely to exhibit unnatural behavior when reintroduced to a new environment. It’s important to realize that genetic changes don’t always mean unnatural behavior, so even animals which haven’t undergone any changes are not automatically evil. But it’s also important to understand that some genetic changes are so subtle that they really can’t be predicted, and that’s why we have shelter cats instead of wild cats.
When thinking about the question of whether dogs and cats should be domesticated, it’s also important to consider the different emotional attachments people have towards their pets. Most dogs and cats simply want to spend their lives with their owners, and have little desire to be raised in cages. However, for those who own dogs or cats as pets, the bond can be very strong, especially since the animals are treated as a member of the family. For this reason, many people would choose to raise dogs or cats as pets instead of wild animals. And while there are certainly ethical and legal issues to be addressed when making the decision to domesticate dogs or cats (such as whether owners should be able to shelter their pets), the emotional connection that dog or cat owners have with their pets cannot be overlooked.
There is something deeply moving about owning animals, even animals that have been domesticated. People who are committed to animal ownership feel an intense connection with all of their mammals, despite the fact that most animals are not used for anything other than being companions. Even among animals that have been domesticated, there is still a strong connection between humans and animals, despite the fact that most animals are used for meat or fur. And perhaps this is why so many people feel a special connection with dogs or cats.
If you are considering raising dogs or cats as pets, the best thing to do is research the breed of your pets, to see which breeds are more suited for your purposes. Some dogs are better suited to live in homes with children, while some cats are better suited to live alone. Once you determine which kind of pet you’d like to raise, you can then choose the breed that will best suit your needs. And once you have your new pets, you can begin to enjoy the amazing world of bonding with them.