Originally Posted by kitten_Val
I truly think dogs and cats should have constitutional rights too. In particularly NOT being sterilized (since we don't sterilize people).
Um... Really?? Sterilization of pets is responsible pet ownership and helps to prevent animals breeding uncontrollably. Many humans are "sterilized" though it is typically by their own choice. Men get vasectomies, women have their tubes tied or have hysterectomies.
Your lovely pet doggy or kitty does not have the higher function, decision making skills that would allow them to control their breeding choices. It is a stewardship issue that we ensure that populations do not grow beyond what we can sustain, and we are already failing at that given the huge populations of stray and starving animals in existence.