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Ajayu Órgano de Difusión Científica del Departamento de Psicología UCBSP

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DIAZ VIDELA, Marcos. WHAT IS A PET? OBJECTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. Ajayu [online]. 2017, vol.15, n.1, pp. 53-69. ISSN 2077-2161.

In most parts of the western countries the number households that have pets, mainly cats and dogs, has steadily increased during the last decades. However, the usage of the word pet has been questioned, as it would not respect the animal’s integrity; many authors have chosen to use the expression companion animal instead, which imply a more egalitarian relationship. Nonetheless, this expression has also come into question and is not necessarily interchangeable with the term pet. "Pet vs companion animal" seems to reflect the dual way in which these animals are considered and treated. Investigations about the origin of pet keeping and its historical evolution are set out and discussed according to the most recent cultural changes. Finally, as a conclusion, these animals’ potential to confront people regarding their anthropocentric positioning in the world is highlighted, as well as a more egalitarian treatment towards animals and the natural world is encouraged.

Palabras clave : anthropocentrism; companion animal; human-animal interaction; pet.

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