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Dogs are as deserving of life and comfort as we are. They do not exist
for our comfort or to make us feel good. Once someone takes on the
responsibility of adopting a dog or a cat they have the moral and ethical
obligation to care for that animal as much as they would any life.
We all started with the same common ancestor as our companion animals
and we share some of the same genetic code. It is
vainglorious to think of us as better and our lives more important.
If humanity means anything at all it means we must cherish all life, not
just our own.