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Gift Pets

Heaven 3 weeks ago updated by Glinda Rose 3 weeks ago 1

I know this idea has been shot down before for some reason. I was thinking we should be able to gift pets to first years. As you age and go onto the next years, you of course want to get that new cat you've been waiting for since you arrived at hogwarts. Well now you have 20 something pets, and you don't know what to do with them. I just think it would be nice to gift the older pets to first years. I suppose it doesn't have to just be first years. Any student will do. The pets that are kept in the kennel are so depressed, and maybe this idea could help keep them out of there.

I disagree with this for one reason: Keeping a pet involves feeding them, which can be very costly for a user. To involuntarily receive a pet as a gift might be detrimental to users who don't have a lot of money to begin with. This forces on them the choice of either ruining their bank account by keeping the pet, or making the emotional decision to release them. Pets should be able to be acquired by the user only, as a decision they have made themselves, and not from being gifted by others.