I agree. I would take my cats and also the dog I used to have over a lot of people I've known- and not just people I didn't like or whatever.
I think that people who victimize animals are about as low as people who victimize helpless people, like elderly, handicapped or juvenile individuals. Or pretty damn close, anyway.
I tell that to my students when they gripe about being taught evolution as a subject.
...........And what is so bad about being related to an ape? (I ask) Have you heard of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Charlie Manson, Ted Bundy+? I'll take the non-violent, vegitarian ape way over some humans. Thank you!
Fluff....if they would treat their most dedicated the way they do...it would not be taking a big leap to harm a kitten or a puppy.
As sick as it is, the shoe fits.