04 Mar '12, 1am

Americans Spent Over $50 Billion On Pets Last Year | Care2 Causes

It gladdens me to see people becoming more aware that their pets are just furry toys. They are thinking and feeling creatures. For many of us, they are family members. I have no issue with people spending money on their pets. It's a good investment all around! It's so weird to me when people get all in a huff over someone spending over a thousand dollars or something on a pet. These people suddenly start remembering children starving in Africa and cry out "Why don't we save the humans first!" Yet, if this money was spent on a big screen TV, I'd bet they'd not say one word. Why is that? Spend gobs of money on cars, electronics, and designer clothes, and that's your God-given right, "It's your money, you earned it!", but spend that gobs on your pet cat, and suddenly that money isn't yours anymore, it belongs to human-based charities?

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