Is having pets a good thing?
Some people argue that in this day and age, pets are a frivolous luxury and that it is unethical to spend money on free-loading animals when environmental resources are scarce, and there are people who go without decent living standards. Others say that we learn a lot about compassion and responsibility by having pets, and that sometimes pets fulfill needs other humans can't. Does having a pet make you a better person? Is it simply a luxury? Do you haven any other arguments in favor or against having pets?