Strawcat (strawcat) wrote,
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What do you think ... of the DOG O MATIC?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1183016/Is-Dog-o-Matic-owners-best-friend.html

While some people think it is cruel to subject animals to this device, I think that apart from any consideration of its supposed cruelty, it seems to create an alienating barrier to what would otherwise be a healthy part of maintaining the human-pet relationship through normal routines of direct interaction. I have to wonder what will be next - putting the dog onto some giant enclosed hamster wheel so that you no longer have to walk them? If people are more interested in convenience rather than fostering a healthy relationship between them and their pet then maybe they shouldn't have them in the first place.
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