no more pets

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 10 19:55:19 UTC 2011

I stick with my original vote. It's obvious which one it is once you watch
the video.


On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Garson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at>wrote:

> David Barnhart wrote
> > I just saw a little story on CNN about the political incorrectness of the
> > term _pet_ meaning an animal kept as a companion.
> There is a short video segment available at the CNN website that might
> contain the material that David Barnhart viewed. Below is a link:
> Is the word 'pet' politically incorrect?
> Added On May 10, 2011
> Some animal rights activists want to replace the term "pet" with
> "animal companion." CBC's Colleen Jones reports.
> Shortened link
> The report refers to the Journal of Animal Ethics as the source of the
> following suggestions: Replace "pet" with "animal companion." Call a
> raccoon dining from the garbage can of a house a "free living animal"
> and not a "pest." Replace "wildlife" with "free range" or "free
> living."
> Garson

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