“Fur-babies” – extending human authoritarianism to the animal kingdom

I have always loved animals.  When I was three I contracted ringworm in my scalp from petting neighborhood cats.  At the end of a disastrous marriage I found myself interested in getting all sorts of pets that I had missed on having during the marriage.  Currently, I have 4 cats, a dog, 2 parakeets, 2 goldfish, a 40 gallon tank of tropical fish, and 16 hens.  I have to hire...