Is Facebook the New Dog Park?

Published by PETA.

What’s the best way to share your cat’s reaction to a bird at the window or your dog’s I-see-a-treat-coming happy dance? A recent survey found that more than half of U.K. companion-animal guardians share photos and videos of their four-legged family members online and that one out of every 10 companion animals has a Facebook page, Twitter account, or YouTube channel.

 

Considering how much U.K. animal guardians like online sharing, we wonder how many pooches and pussycats on this side of the pond are posting from the back of the sofa, tweeting from the dog park, and updating their statuses to “in a committed relationship with my Frisbee.”

Does your four-legged friend have a virtual life?

 

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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