Case against pets?

The negative effects of keeping animals as pets: - their freedom of movement is limited. - the natural urge of all animals to breed (reproduce) is curbed What other drawbacks can you think of? Pet-owners, what is your defense against these wrongs you commit? On the positive side, I can only think of one point -... show more The negative effects of keeping animals as pets:

- their freedom of movement is limited.

- the natural urge of all animals to breed (reproduce) is curbed

What other drawbacks can you think of?
Pet-owners, what is your defense against these wrongs you commit?

On the positive side, I can only think of one point -
the food and security needs of pets are taken care of, if the animals are kept well.
Update: My counter to the 'pets live longer' argument - Would you rather live a short life in freedom or long life in captivity?
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