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Animal lovers should stop calling their furry or feathered friends “pets” because the term is insulting, leading academics claim. 

Domestic dogs, cats, hamsters or budgerigars should be rebranded as “companion animals” while owners should be known as “human carers”, they insist.

Even terms such as wildlife are dismissed as insulting to the animals concerned – who should instead be known as “free-living”, the academics including an Oxford professor suggest.

Can you Adam and Eve it. Just how daft can you get. I’ve used the term, ‘intellectual idiot’ before in these writings, and here they are, proving me right. The stupidity of some, so-called, brainy people is beyond belief.

Someone should take a poll and ask the animals what they think. We’ll get more sense out of them than these academics!