Domestic dogs, cats, hamsters or budgerigars should be rebranded as “companion animals” while owners should be known as “human carers”, they insist.
Good grief.Even terms such as wildlife are dismissed as insulting to the animals concerned – who should instead be known as “free-living”, the academics including an Oxford professor suggest.
Don't these people have anything more important to think about?
So far, Molly and Daisy haven't released a statement regarding their preferred title. I'll keep you posted, though.