Does putting a shock collar and perimeter to stop a dog sound like slavery

anonymous
May 23, 2015, 5:00 pm

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If you are a domesticated dog in conditions such as these, you will only ever know your humans and the fact that they don't want you leaving them. What if you dislike them? What if you are unhappy with your life - with these humans and this small territory? Is it not unjust to force an animal who may not even like you to be with you until death?

The reason for shock collars (most of the time -- I'm ignoring legally abusive owners), of course, is to keep the animal safe so that they may continue to live a happy life. But what if they aren't living a happy life and you're forcing them to live an unhappy life until death only because you want to and can? If it were a human, the law would see it differently.

Toddlers will grow up and eventually be able to communicate what they want, how they feel their living conditions either violate or cater to their human rights. Animals will not and we have the power to force them into compliance - and we do. We take their voice and replace it with our own. Am I wrong?

3 years, 9 months ago

they aren't human adults, you don't let a toddler run out in to traffic either

3 years, 9 months ago

animals aren't humans. So no, it does not sound like slavery but maybe torture.

3 years, 9 months ago

No more so than a fence to prevent them from running into traffic. The fence isn't there to keep them from freedom, it is there to keep them alive.

4 years, 4 months ago
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