Positive and Negative Aspects of Our Relationship with Companion Animals

  title={Positive and Negative Aspects of Our Relationship with Companion Animals},
  author={A. L. Podberscek},
  journal={Veterinary Research Communications},
  • A. L. Podberscek
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Veterinary Research Communications
  • The keeping of companion animals is common throughout the world, with cats and dogs being the most popular. These animals play many roles in society: ornaments, status symbols, playthings, as hobbies, as helpers and as companions (Council for Science and Society, 1988). As with any relationship, there are good and bad aspects. In this paper I will highlight these from the perspectives of the owner, society and companion animal. 
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