# Friday, May 06, 2011

That’s according to this article which suggests the term “pet” is insulting to animals. Leading academics claim that domestic animals should be referred to “companion animals” whilst their owners should be called “human carers”. The call comes from the editors of the Journal of Animal Ethics which argues that derogatory language about animals can affect the way they are treated. Other terms such as wildlife are also deemed to be insulting instead we should use the the term “free living”. The journal also condemns the use of “critters” and “beasts”.

posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 9:59:31 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
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