The reason why I find the idea of having pets to be repulsive is because I find the act extremely selfish. This is just my point of view so there's no reason to be angry over it since I'm not forcing anyone to adopt my perspective.
Basically having a pet is a choice made by people and not their pets ( I mean duhh, a dog can't point his finger at you and ask you to bring him home). And most people just get all so excited over their pet for like the first few months and then your infatuation for whatever pet it is dies down, eventually. I'm not saying that the pet is completely forgotten or neglected, I'm just saying it doesn't receive so much of it's owner's attention anymore. And I just find this... heart-breaking.
Think about it from the POV of said pet, all it does is laze around the house for the entire day waiting for you to return home from your sch/work/dinner. You have friends, family, colleagues, neighbours, parties, outings, events etc to attend to, but your pet only has you. If you have a pet, do you actually note it down on your calender to reserve a day for you to spend 'quality bonding time' with your pet? You are your pet's family & friend, you make up the entire entity of your pet's 'social life' yknow. I don't know how can people bring themselves to decide that they want another being (the pet) to has it's life revolve around their own.
Of course this isn't applicable to every pet and owner case. Some people take in injured/ starving animals and drastically change the pet's life for the better, giving the pet a chance to live on. I also know of housewives that spend most of their time at home accompanying their pet while attending house chores, so the pet really doesn't have time to feel lonely. Then there's also cats, cats that roam about whenever they want to and when they get bored or hungry, they come and look for you. I guess that's why the only pet that appealed to me are cats, because they are so independent that you can feel assured that they'll know how to occupy their own free time.
Ok that's about all I want to say. I feel like a pet now since I don't have a driving license and I don't have a fucking car even if I do have a license anyway. My happiness and freedom is completely dependent on whoever the fuck that decides to be my 'owner' for the day and take me out for dinner or something. Malaysia isn't a public-transportation-friendly-country like Singapore you see. I fucking hate this point of my life right now.
p/s maybe pets are too dumb to feel emo and I'm just the emo one thinking too much. yeah.