||Just one litter and then we'll have Fluffy spayed.
(Studies show that virtually the entire pet overpopulation stems from the "just one litter mentality.)
||My dog doesn't run loose, so he doesn't need to be fixed. (Murphy's Law says otherwise.)
||We always find homes for the kittens.
(And that means that an equal number of kittens at the pound will be killed.) |
||I want the children to witness the miracle of birth.
(Rent a video.)
||My dog is so cute and unique, there should be more of her. (The shelters and pounds are full of cute and unique dogs, most with only a few days to live.) |
||It's not natural. (There hasn't been anything "natural" about dogs since we began to develop breeds thousands of years ago.)
||I just couldn't look my dog in the eye if I had him castrated. (Watch it, you're anthropomorphiizing.) |
||A female dog or cat should have at least one litter for health reasons. (Medically, factually and ethicaly indefensible.)
||Neutering my dog will make him fat and lazy.
(Too much food and not enough exercise make a dog fat and lazy.)
||Fixing my pet will change its personality.
(The main influences on an animal's personality are the kindness and care with which it is raised.) |