When I showed dogs, for a while PEta members were coming around and opening dog crates so the dogs could "be free". Several were hit by cars. Also, I was in a therapy dog organization, and at the yearly pet expo, we would dress our dogs up and ask for donations. A very well known actor who belonged to peta complained to the local spca about me. They knew me, and just laughed. Firstly, my dog ENJOYED getting dressed up (she would get excited and wag her tail when I brought out her costumes), and secondly - aswas mentioned earlier - if I ask her to "work" for an our or two I don't believe that is wrong. We givee our animals food,, shelter, medical attention, and love. Most people would jump at the chance of getting all of their needs taken care of by working only a few hours a week.