Why is children have Pets
Make babies, not cats and dogs! With this appeal, Pope Francis called on all Catholics who are married. The Pontiff is concerned that the European families postpone having children to a later date or even abandoned the idea to have a baby, suppressing his paternal instincts by caring for Pets. The problem has long crossed the European borders to include Canada and the USA. It is gaining momentum in Russia. The theme continues the correspondent of “Vesti FM” Tatyana Grigoryants.
4 minute video on all popular web hosting is one of millions where the owners are allowed to literally lick their Pets. Hundreds of forums on proper care of Pets, thousands of addresses of shops where you can find beautiful clothes for cats and dogs, to buy a cozy house and food with the taste of delicacies. Pets today is no longer just animals, migrating in family albums, as they are full members. And nothing wrong with a love of animals, in General, no, says psychotherapist and Professor at the Institute of psychoanalysis Alexander Field. The trouble is that most four-legged replace non-existent, but desired family members. Usually children.
“A dog, a cat, three parrots, a small crocodile in the bathroom, three snakes. not counting mother-in-law. Sometimes it towerzone Hobbies is traveling. Sometimes, it’s some risky sport, any risky sport – it is less risky than setting up a child.”
Animals bathe, feed, walk with them, go on vacation. Sometimes bequeathed them fortunes. According to unofficial data, only in America there are a million wills which mention Pets. For example, with the inheritance of the lucky cats of the owner of the Empire for the production of bricks from the UK. He left his luxurious house with all the servants, and a very considerable sum in the Bank account to which you would have to feed the poor population of several African republics.
And the millionaire and film producer Roger Dorcas all of its $ 65 million bequeathed to his beloved dog Maximilian. The court found this decision lawful, as in life, the rich man did the human instruments. The spouse of the deceased, it should be noted, did not panic and came out for the dog marriage.
In Russia the legislation on the heritage does not allow you to bequeath property tetrapods, but our fellow citizens do not forget about Pets, going “to the light”, says the lawyer of the Moscow bar “Concept” Evgeniy Khramtsov.
“A man may write: “I Ask some of my money to spend on such kind of animal.” To put it in a shelter or contain it somehow. but that will not mean that the animal will become heir.”
And it would be funny. If it weren’t so sad, says a Professor of family sociology and demography Department of Moscow state University Alexander Sinelnikov. Because in many countries already sounded the alarm – young couples, creating a family, instead choose names for future daughters and sons arguing over what breed a dog or cat to have.
“In Western Europe, including in Catholic countries and in the United States, many voluntarily childless couples. We have this phenomenon so far has a much smaller distribution. But the prospect that voluntary childlessness in our society can become a more widespread phenomenon, unfortunately – such a prospect exists.”
In France the death rate considerably exceeds birth rate. In Italy the picture is not rosier: last year, the Finance Ministry has a kind of “record” of the decline in the birth rate – a total of 515 thousand people. In our country things are not so bad, says Alexander Sinelnikov. In recent years, finally the curve of births went up”.
“The birth rate is increasing. Another thing is that it has not yet reached the level necessary for simple reproduction of the generation. For a generation of children in number at least equal to its generation of parents”.
Most families refuse having children explain financial difficulties. Moreover, this argument acts as principal on all continents: in Europe and in the USA, and in Russia. Meanwhile, experts note that Pets cost some couples not much cheaper.
For example, it was estimated that in 2011 Americans spent on their Pets, about $ 52 billion, the Russians (and at the time we were the second on the number of Pets per capita) is 1 billion. By the way, the difference between the spending of Russians and Europeans – all the time narrowing. So far, however, the average European spends on his animal for 2-3 thousand dollars. a year.
And Pope Francis is absolutely right, calling to draw attention to the problem, says Professor Alexander Field . But it is unlikely he will be heard.
“The fact is that in atheistic Europe these appeals of the Pope, few will hear. And in Catholic Latin America, Spanish and Portuguese speaking there so this is not a problem. So, it seems to me a voice crying in the wilderness.”
However, Russian experts, like the Pope, do not lose hope. I trust that the young family will have Pets, not instead of but for children.