Thanks for all the responses.
"P.S. Marcus, Hitler liked ice cream. DO YOU???"
"He also liked beautiful women, Walt Disney's Snow White, Broadway musicals (especially those featuring Fred Astaire), representational art, and the music of Puccini and Franz Lehar."
Talk about equivocation!!! I never wrote that because Hitler loved his dog, therefore James is like Hitler.
Hitler had two sheep-dogs that he loved and adored. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong with anyone loving their pets.
What I meant was that former associates of Hitler have often said in interviews that he preferred the company of his dogs to many of his fellow human beings. Now, I believe that this fact is significant to his psychological make-up!!! Also, I see that many "Animal Extremists" share exactly the same sentiments as Hitler. So it is not all surprising that they are willing to terrorize or murder their fellow human beings, valuing them less than their pets.
Now. I know there was a lack of discussion in my article of "domesticated" pets, which are clearly different to "wild" animals. In a way, Pets are wild animals that have become more humanized. However, this is only the product of conditioning in a human environment. A "wild" animal will never become spontaneously domesticated. What I was trying to get across in my article is that people are "anthropomorphising" animals. They look at their Pets and feel sorry for other "wild" or "laboratory" animals (lab animals are not treated like pets). Pets are not human, nor will they ever be. They can be trained and yes, they will be conditioned to be more human-like, but they are not in their natural element. Nobody has any right whatsoever to torture or kill your pet. If they do, they will be prosecuted. It belongs to you. Nothing will change that.
However, anyone that finds that they relate better to pets than they do their fellow man has serious psychological problems. And it is not surprising that it is exactly these types of people that then become dictators and terrorists!!!!