Pets on Broadway is Portland’s largest, regionally owned, independent pet store conveniently located on the corner of NE Broadway and twenty eighth. Gregg Solomon and Deborah Zaitchik show in a 2000 essay, “Les enfants et la pensée animale” (Children and animal thought), that children intuitively recognize themselves as humans to be “ontologically unique,” primarily different from different animals: “Consequently, they are reluctant about attributing such basically human characteristics as the flexibility to pretend or think about to other animals” (p. 166).
Article: Friends With Advantages: On the Optimistic Consequences of Pet Possession,” Allen R. McConnell, PhD, Miami College; Christina M. Brown, PhD, Saint Louis College; Tonya M. Shoda, MA, Laura E. Stayton, BA, and Colleen E. Martin, BA, Miami University; Journal of Persona and Social Psychology, Vol.
An undated fact sheet out there on the CWAPC Website in 2005 suggests that there are roughly 173 million tropical birds, eight.8 million reptiles, 10,000-20,000 huge cats, 5,000-7,000 tigers, and 3,000 primates being kept as pets in the United States.
Some pets are additionally working animals: They hunt, herd, carry out search and rescue operations, management visitors, shield houses from pests and strangers, or in any other case serve to increase human capacities, in variations of what Aristotle called residing instruments (Nicomachean Ethics VIII, eight). These animals, although, may be thought-about pets if and only if they’re also valued for their companionship to humans.