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Our Gilded cage

“I’m free, I’m free,

 And freedom tastes of reality” (The Who)

A friend recently lost a furry little pet.

This pet was much loved, cosseted and was given the very best of everything.

Therefore she was initially slightly offended when somebody commented “at least it will never have to live in a cage again”.

This little animal had everything she could offer; fluffy warm bedding, quality hay and fresh vegetables twice a day, healthy pet food, an amazing cage and plenty of grooming and cuddles.

She soon realized, that although this little pet lived in relative luxury, nevertheless it was in fact living in a cage, without freedom, without choice. Continue reading