If you are looking for a story that will tell you which breed suits your personality better, or what is new in the pet trend, then this might not be the right place, however, we suggest you to hold on for a moment and have a read. The issue we are actually going to address is far from being cute and cuddly, but still takes the face of the most widely accepted trend—the craze of expensive and foreign breeds of pets in India.
Being an Indian brings with a colourful spectrum of different mythologies, and we remember one such Hindu lore about Yudhishthir, and how he was accompanied by his dog to the heavenly abode. This proves that the pleasing relationship between pets and man has been going on since the golden age. From mythical references, to film stories, to emotional plots in books and novels, the examples of this bond never seizes to leave us emotional. However, in today’s world the whole array is changed, as these cherished breeds have fallen quite far from grace; and who is to blame for that? Us. Our incessant craze for foreign and expensive breeds has managed to push native breeds from home to streets. It is all about a status symbol now, that can be boosted through a bigger price tag and luxurious grooming. “For people who want to show off status or class, we urge them to stick to fancy handbags and sports cars (made using vegan leather, of course). Animals are not toys”, says Radhika Suryavanshi, Campaign Coordinator, PETA India.
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