PETA don't actually want you to have pets at all. For this reason they would rather euthanise animals in shelters than find them loving homes.
uuuuum no vegans choose not to eat ANY animal products...(gets complex when it comes to yeast and mushrooms...) but they are perfectly capable to eat whatever....
Well it goes a bit further than that....no products of any type which include parts of or were tested on animals.
PETA censures Iams pet food company because they test on animals......and they are a pet food company.
of course, PETA also feels your dog and cat should also be fed vegetarian food, made without meat. this of course will eventually give your cat diabetes and kill it, since cats are carnivores.
I no longer listen to PETA.
yeah, e.d. has a really hilarious article about peta. i tried to imagine my spoiled-ass dog and cat trying to make it on the streets, and had to laugh; a domesticated animal doesn't have the ability to fend for itself. like, at all. both max and byob would be on crack in no time. and domesticated animals have been domesticated for thousands of years. hell, dogs even exist in the varying species they do now, thanks to humans breeding them. cats, of course, simply decided to domesticate themselves because they're too awesome to be bothered with things like weather, or preparing their own food, or dealing with a life without being petted.
i fully intend to own a serval one day. and, he's going to eat raw fowl, like he would in the wild, because it's the healthiest thing for him. and, i'll probably build a dove/pigeon coop so i won't have to buy his food. and a freezer, so i won't have to kill birds every day, and because squab is delicious.