What do you call an animal you love that lives in your house? If you said ‘a pet’ then, according to a new journal called Animal Ethics, you’re worse than Hitler.
You should be branding them “companion animals” and yourself as a “human carer”. If technically we’re a ‘carer’ then shouldn’t the Government be sending us animal benefits?
Even the word ‘wildlife’ is insulting according to the report from academics including an Oxford professor. Apparently wild animals should be known as “free-living” – which sounds a bit Sydney Mardi-Gras to us.