Is it wrong to describe your pets as children? | The Tylt

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Is it wrong to describe your pets as children?
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A recent story from New York magazine strongly criticized pet owners who refer to themselves as "parents" and their pets as "children." People who do so consider the labels harmless, and say that pet owners and their pets share a special bond. But the writer argues when pet owners use those terms, they further a delusion owning a pet is analogous to being a parent. What do you think? Read more and vote below!

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Readers denigrated the writer of the article, M.A. Wallace, and New York magazine for publishing clickbait designed to enrage people with pets.

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Others agree the title of "parent" should not be extended to pet owners.

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Many readers couldn't believe the writer actually cared how pet owners describe themselves, and didn't agree with her argument that calling yourself the "parent" of an animal is a harmful delusion.

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But plenty of parents agreed with the writer. To them, it's erroneous and annoying for animal owners to give themselves the title of "parent." Writer M.A. Wallace argues "millions of people are happily, willfully confused about the difference between having a pet and raising a child."

FINAL RESULTS
Is it wrong to describe your pets as children?
#PetsArentChildren
A festive crown for the winner
#ChildrenWithFur