July 22, 2010 2:07am CST
Why as humans do we always feel the need to change or civilize something we don't understand or someone we don't understand? We create pets who we call our friends but we still expect them to obey our orders when we give them. We do not let them roam freely and we call them "ours" because we own them.
• United States
22 Jul 10
It's more of an ego thing. Even though sometimes we don't realize it, by "civilize" something, we see ourselves as better. As for problem of "our" pets or "our" world. We just see ourselves as the best beings on this planet, which we actually are. We are the most intelligent mammal that stand at the top of the food chain. If you understand how power corrupt a person because it gives them control over others, humans are the same thing. Not many of us have control over others but we do have control over other things like our pets so we fully use the control to feel our power. If we face a race more advanced than ours then they would be very likely doing the same thing we do to our pets.