Quote: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
In principle, but not in practice, I have no objection to a high-welfare organic puppy farm. You can’t object, unless you also object to the farming of pigs. It’s an artificial construct of our society, a cultural decision, to make pets out of dogs and meat out of pigs.
I’m very much opposed to a puppy farm, but I say this as a vegan opposed to all animal farming, not as an omnivore that accepts the farming of certain animals to be okay.
What is it that makes people believe certain animals are more valuable or loveable than others? It’s a tricky topic, but I recommend the book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows as a starting point.