Vets contend that cats are better off indoors. I keep my big girl, ally, inside.
They're safe from disease, fights, unleashed dogs, cars, etc.
I don't feel people should own a wild animal. It troubles me when people own snakes, for example. Especially the manner in which they feed them. In the wild, of course, snakes catch and eat live prey. However, I find it chilling & sad, too, that people buy baby mice or rats to feed their snakes.
About dogs: seems I'd read that eons ago, that wild dogs followed roving bands of people, and eventually befreinded them. Perhaps there was a symbiotic relationship involved.
Anyhoo, since humans have domesticated animals, they then have a duty to care for them in a loving, humane manner. And to adopt only rescue animals. I don't believe in breeding, animal mills, or pet shops.
Just want to add that while many people own pets for selfish reasons, especially when they buy from breeders, many of we humans want to help an animal. And to give and accept love in any relationship is a desirable thing. Too, I like the
idea of interacting with any animal, wild and domesticated, if it's the animal's choice/is mutual. As well, owning an animal to use it to work for us has also troubled me;I don't think we need animals to work for us. And fighting animals is horribly cruel and selfish indeed. I'd once told a friend that I thought cock fighting was ethically wrong. She told me that it's often part of a person's culture. Bah! That's a piss poor excuse.