and your point is?
Seriously? Based on your comment I can confidently say that you have never shared a special bond with a dog. How sad for you and for your pets. Only those ignorant of the sort of close emotional bond that forms out of a mutual respect between human and canine would ever say that a pet could be replaced as though they were property comparable to a chair.
“Have we lost our minds?” I hardly think so. What is irresponsible and callous is the reoccurring arrogance that we are superior beings free to not only exploit any non human species domestic or wild but to view their lives as expendable so long as they are not are own.