PETS' BILL OF RIGHTS
IN THE VIEW OF THE EDITORIAL STAFF OF PETSTATION, EVERY ANIMAL KEPT AS A HUMAN COMPANION SHOULD BE ENTITLED TO THE FOLLOWING RIGHTS:
- To be regarded as a masterwork of divine creation with intelligence and feeling.
- To be treated as an emissary from another realm and respected guest within human society.
- To be provided with dutiful, enlightened and interested care by its human companions.
- To be provided with an adequate and appropriate main living environment which does not constrain its natural predilictions or depress its spirit.
- To be provided an ample, healthful and non-monotonous diet, including fresh water daily.
- To be provided ample and regular opportunity for physical exercise and mental stimulation.
- To be protected from any and all forms of physical, mental or other abuse from any source.
- To be provided with responsible and regular health care and qualified veterinarian treatment when necessary.
- To be provided adequate protection and shelter from severe temperatures, weather or otherwise unhealthy environmental conditions.
- To be protected to the keeper's best ability from parasites such as ticks and fleas or other biological pests.
- To be protected from an existence of chronic boredom or loneliness, and provided with toys or other diversions which provide stimulation during those times when the animal must be left alone.
- To be given regular, daily undiverted attention from its primary caretaker for a reasonable duration of time.
- To be provided with a like-species companion if the caretaker cannot provide ample undivided daily attention.
- AND MOST OF ALL: To be provided with genuine affection by its human companions.
If you cannot abide by these conditions,
perhaps you should not have a pet!
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