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Writer's Block: Pet central

Some animal rights activists are fighting to replace the term 'owner' with 'guardian' to convey a more balanced relationship between a person and her or his pet. Do you agree or disagree with the importance of this mission?

I m'self don't dig the term "owner" much - mostly because they own me more than I them. I simply provide them with food, shelter, toys, and love. I'm not against the term "guardian," but I don't understand why anyone would be "fighting" for the change. Why is this a thing? Is this really the only thing these people have to worry about? Lucky them.

I really don't see how changing what we call the caretakers of pets will change... well, anything. It's not the words that matter; it's how these people - guardian, owner, caretaker, whatever - treat their pets that we should be concerned with. As long as the pets are fed, sheltered, and loved, what the hell does the term matter?

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