Originally Posted by michael2
what about keeping birds in cages?
Yes, lets take this as off topic as we possibly can! Why not get into declawing as well? And fish tanks? And zoos? And breeding?
Anyway, yes, my room has a window, and yes, this is my bedroom, where I sleep, dress, and otherwise spend time in.
And actually, I do consider myself to be a very responsible pet owner. My pets eat the best food I can possibly afford (Canidae, Felidae, and Mazuri), all of my dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, all of them get adequate exercise and the dogs go on pleanty of 'adventures.' I don't get my cats declawed, I keep them indoors (ironically, I believe that is the responsible
thing to do - we need to agree to disagree
), and all animals stay up to date on shots. They will be getting microchipped, and they are all rescues.
Also, I look into things and weight the consequences versus benefits before jumping into things. I researched, debated, and thought long and hard about indoor versus outdoor. I researched declawing and decided against it. I researched the best time to spay/neuter, and I researched what the best food is to feed. I heard about overvaccinating, and right now I am looking into it and trying to decide what is best for them. I haven't decided yet, but know when I do decide, I will make the decision on what I believe will be best for my pets.
My cat is perfectly happy in my room, and it would have been easy just to leave it at that, but I saw the opportunity to make her even happier than she already is, and I am looking into it and making sure it is safe. I want to do everything possible to make my pets as happy and healthy as they could possibly be.
I didn't want this to be some dramatic, those-crazy-vegans-are-at-it-again type of thread. I just wanted suggestions or ideas on how to make my cat as happy as possible while still keeping her saftey as a priority.
If you truley think my animals are abused or neglected, you are badly mistaken, and I don't have much else to say to you.
Thank you to those who have been able to express thier opinion without getting too crazy or insulting.