Fill the emptiness. Adopt a pet! I have adopted 3 dogs from the shelter. all purebreds, all amazing dogs who have enriched my life, made me feel safer, made me get out and walk when I didn't want to, let me know I was unconditionally loved!
bloody idiots who just use the excuse 'because we used too' we used to use humans as slaves also. Using Neanderthals as the moral and ethical model for our behavior is a very elementary and foolish attempt to justify killing animals.