Leading academics have decreed that animals should no longer be called critters, beasts, or pets.
From now on, they are to be referred to as “companion animals.” People are no longer owners, but “human carers.”
Oh, and wildlife isn’t wild anymore — it’s now called “free living.”
Where exactly are these academics leading?
I don’t need anyone to tell me; I know my place when it comes to the animals living in my home.
I am not their “owner.”
I am their servant.