First of all, they’re our companions, not our “pets.” We can’t own them any more than we can own a child.
Is PETA against having animal companions? Come to Headquarters someday and decide for yourself. Most of the staff has rescued dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, rats, horses, and chickens. A lot of these sweet rescued animals come to the office. Next to the big Headquarters building there’s a beautiful dog park that’s open to the public, with a big sign: No Yelling At Your Dog! :) When you’re up in the kitchen on the 3rd floor, you can look down and watch dogs play.
If you can afford the time and money to care for an animal—reallycare for an animal—we hope that you will rescue a sweet someone from your local shelter. There are so many homeless animals. PETA is completely against breeding and buying animals. There are millions of dogs and cats killed every year, because nobody adopted them. Please, look at your lifestyle and if you can give a great home, go save a life!