I am against the “fixing” of animals. Before you decide to “fix” me for saying that, let me explain. This one might make you think about it a little too much. I’m sorry if I make you uncomfortable, but this practice makes the animals involved considerably more uncomfortable.
The only reason that veterinarians recommend sterilization of pets is to keep the puppy and kitten mills in business. If pets simply reproduced naturally and the offspring were given away to new pet owners instead of being sold in stores, there would likely be far less animal abuse. It is sad how it is often the abusers who get on a proverbial high horse and speak out against such behavior, often filming their own cruelty and using it as a promotion against animal abuse.
Some people are even brainwashed into thinking that it is cruel not to sterilize their pets. Many of these people are selfishly thinking about their pets spraying or becoming violent. This is a natural thing and sterilization is unnatural. So are puppy and kitten mills.
Think about it. If your pets are like your children, and many pet owners feel that way, would you even consider doing that to a child? While it might be considered standard procedure for a pet, if a parent did that to their child, they would likely lose custody of said child.
To look at it another way, imagine this scenario: Children are grown in laboratories. All babies are test-tube babies and are raised in orphanages. All children are sterilized at puberty, often in a very painful and brutal way, except, of course for the “breeders” who are kept enslaved by the child mills until they can no longer bear children, at which point they are discarded. They are abused and are made to live in horrendous conditions. I just described your average puppy/kitten mill, with cooperation from the vets and the pet owners. Not a pleasant thing to think about.
Veterinarians often use words like “spayed,” neutered,” or “fixed” to describe this operation. To Fix is to break open the pet and castrate or otherwise sterilize it. To spay is to rip out the ovaries of an animal and to neuter is to rip the balls off an animal. Imagine doing that to your own children!
There is an old saying: “if it’s not broken, don’t Fix it!” This stems from people damaging an item by trying to repair it when there is no damage. The truth is, pets are impractical in the city, if there isn’t a need for them. Having said that, I realize that there is a real need for certain animals such as seeing eye dogs, hearing ear dogs, cats to prevent vermin from collecting and so on. These animals work better if they are not “Operated” on and that’s been proven by numerous case studies.
I do believe, though, that chipping a pet is a good idea, so as not to lose the pet. However, chiping your children? Who controls the chips? There is something to get really paranoid about!