Why the Pope Has a Problem With Pets
Pope Francis, in an interview with a paper in his native Argentina, has talked about why he thinks people spend too much on their pets. He was expressing his view that people’s values are confused and said he was astonished when he read about what people spend money on. “After food, clothing and medicine, the fourth item is cosmetics and the fifth is pets. That’s serious,” he told the newspaper La Voz del Pueblo.
The Pope questioned people who are closer to pets than they are to humans. "Pet care is like love that is somewhat programmed; that is, I can program the loving response of a dog or a little cat, and I do not need to have the experience of love with human reciprocity." He added, "I am exaggerating, so do not take it literally, but it is to make you think."
It seems more than likely that most pet retailers may not 100 percent agree with the Holy Father on this one.