Many breeds of certain animal species – dogs and cats, for example – have a long history of being human companions, and keeping these as pets is morally good, since this is the natural way for these animals to live.
It’s also unethical to keep an animal that is a danger to other people or animals.
Why is it bad to have pets?
And in May 2013, a study published in the journal Circulation linked pet ownership to reduced risk of heart disease. But while pets can benefit our health in a number of ways, they also have the potential to spread infection and cause human illness.
Can breathing dog hair be harmful?
When pet hair and dander is inhaled, the tiny hairs and other harmful particles can travel down into the lung and stay there. In time this can inflame the lung lining and scar the airways, which can then progress into a chronic lung condition. We sometimes call this ‘Groomers Lung’.
What are the pros and cons of having pets?
The Pros and Cons of Getting a Pet
- Increased Personal Safety. One definite positive to having a pet unfortunately only applies to larger, free roaming pets.
- Receiving Love.
- Learning Patience.
- Pets Empathize with You.
- Improved Mental Health.
- Saving an Animal from a Shelter.