“We will concede that vegetarians have a point. While most of us still consume meat, there’s an argument to be made that there is cruelty involved that should be minimized. Even conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer makes the point that someday, we might well move beyond eating meat: “Science will find dietary substitutes that can be produced at infinitely less cost and effort,” he wrote last year.
But owning pets? That, too, is cruel – in the view of law school professor and animal rights activist Gary Francione….”