Where do you live (or, if you were raised/spent a significant part of your life in another place, choose whichever place you identify most with)?
Do you believe animals were placed on the earth by a higher power?
If you believe they were delibrately placed here, why were they placed here?
To be subservient to humans
To be watched over by humans
They were not delibrately placed here, they evolved or otherwise sprung up
For humans to use as meat
To be companions to humans
As a test of the compassion of humans
Other - see the comment section
What is an "animal?"
anything that is not human
Which is/are pets?
gerbils and other small fuzzies
exotic species (ex.: primates, large cats, armadillos, hedgehogs, etc.)
Do animals have "rights?"
Yes - just different than humans
Yes - the same as humans
No - they are here to serve us
No - since they are lesser life forms, they do not get or *need* "rights"
Sometimes - depends on the animal
Should kosher and halal types of killing animals be exempted from the 1978 Humane Slaughter Act?
Yes, their religious beliefs are more important than the Act
Yes, it just does not matter that much
No, it just does not matter that much
No, it is a violation of the animals' basic rights
I have no opinion/Other
Do you consider the size of the dog/cat population to be a problem?
No - it is not a big deal
No - there are not enough
Yes - they should be outlawed
I do not know enough about it to make a decision
Should everyone (except for licensed breeders) be required to spay/neuter their pets?
Yes - it would dramatically decrease the number of unwanted pets
Yes - but only if they have had to give a certain number of their pets' offspring to the ASPCA or otherwise dispense of them
No - licensed breeders are only interested in their profits
No - cutting down on genetic variation by only allowing breeders to have intact pets would lead to increased health problems in the population
No - people should be allowed to do what they want, even if it means some people are free to irresponsibly breed
No - it is just not worth it
Yes - breeders are more responsible than the average person
No - it infringes on my basic rights as a citizen of ______
Is the new "breed" of cat (the mini-cat with short legs and that always looks sorta like a kitten) an animal welfare concern?
No - it's so cute!
No - it's just a cat
Yes - the physiological stress the changes cause the animal are unnecessary
Yes - "designer" animals are usually the weaker of the species
Yes - it is not fair to make an animal suffer just to satisfy a human's whimsy
No - it is an animal, not a person. People should be free to modify them as they like
I do not have an opinion
Yes - where will they draw the line?
No - mind your own darn business
Are important educational centres
Are very prone to animal cruelty
Are important for children
Are highly overrated
Are a good way to learn more about the world
Are not regulated strictly enough
Are promoting a healthy relationship with animals
Are not promoting a healthy relationship with animals
I have no opinion on this