Question of the Day: Would you live as a human pet?

Kristin Hugo

Free housing, good food, a warm bed and a loving family: These are things we all want. There is a community of people who offer them to certain people, and all they ask in return is for a loyal human pet.

These arrangements vary in their details, but the general idea is that a person or group of people host someone, take care of them and dominate them. The pet, in turn, must please his or her masters and accept rewards and punishments.

It may sound like a questionable arrangement, but it may be tempting for someone to get their room, board, health care, education and discipline taken care of by someone else. Would you consider giving up some of your freedoms for the security enjoyed by a human pet?