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Pets help humans become better social animals

  • Burhanuddin Abe

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 24 2010   /  10:37 am

Do you ever feel lonely at home? Do you feel lost when your family is not at home? Indeed we often find it difficult to live alone, but unfortunately no one can accompany us all day long. However don’t worry, there’s a faithful companion; a pet that is. Yes, a pet can be your friend all day long. Indeed the often-pampered domesticated pets are different from the far less fortunate animals such as animals raised for food or those human beings cruelly exploit in other ways for economic gain. Not all animals are suitable to be kept as pets. Some people buy and keep rare protected animals and some also keep animals that carry diseases that can be transmitted to human beings.
Popular pets are usually those that look or sound attractive, such as dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and ornamental fish.Children in particular have a special affinity with animals. So, don’t be surprised if your c...