Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Too many people in the West invest way too much emotional currency in their pets.
I understand how this happens but I think it should be avoided.
I have two cats and a dog in my home but they have their place and in no way would I ever elevate them to the status of family member.
Of course I will always defend a free mans right to make a fool of himself.
This is the problem of having clerics running your country. Freedom is non existent and a clerics wisdom is law regardless of its relevance to the impact on the lives of the people.
Are you saying that if anyone “elevates” the pets to the status of family member, that one is making a fool of one’s self? If so, I feel sorry for you.