The Animal X-Files 3: Symbolic Animal Population Control
When we’re younger, it’s easy to believe that what we do to pet dogs and cats animals represents what we’ve done for ages because it reflects the most logical way to do them. Only as we get older and experienced enough to take a longer view do we realize that procedures we accepted as the norm in our youth may claim suspect and even bizarre historical roots. Another such example of how the adoption of the human medical model affected the practice of companion animal medicine relates to the removal of reproductive organs as a function of sex. Can you guess what it is?