Nowadays we have become so P.C. that all terms as we knew it will be changed.
Jennifer White went on to explain her opinion in detail, saying:
“A lot of people at home who have dogs or cats will call them ‘pets’ and refer to themselves as ‘owners,’ and this implies that the animals are a possession, like a car for example. When you refer to animals, not as the living beings they are, but as an inanimate object, it can reflect our treatment on these animals.”
She expanded on her defense of PETA’s feelings about the word “pet” by adding:
“Animals are not pets—they are not your cheap burglar alarm or something which allows you to go out for a walk. They are not ours as decorations or toys, they are living beings. How we say things governs how we think about them, so a tweak in our language when we talk about the animals in our homes is needed.”
So according to the law your pets are property..this is a headache