We oppose domestication and pet ownership because these violate the fundamental rights of animals.
The term ‘animal rights’ has become largely meaningless. Anyone who thinks that we should give battery hens a small increase in cage space, or that veal calves should be housed in social units rather than in isolation before they are dragged off and slaughtered, is articulating what is generally regarded as an ‘animal rights’ position.
The bottom line: whether you adopt an animal-rights position and recognize that animals must have a basic, pre-legal right not to be property, or you stay with conventional wisdom, the result is the same: substantially all of our uses of animals must be abolished.
And this includes dogs, cats and other non-humans who serve as our ‘companions’.