Just wanted to share a CL post I really liked. Vote for it as best of as long as it lasts here.
It was written in response to a line of another ad reading, "pretty brown and white guinea pig needs new home where the children will remember to care for it."
To quote the excellent CL ad in full:
"No guinea pig needs a home where CHILDREN will remember to care for it. Guinea pigs are not toys; they are living creatures who deserve the consistent care of a responsible ADULT.
If you wouldn't want to depend on a child for your meals and the cleanliness of your surroundings, please don't subject innocent animals to that fate.
If you want your children to learn responsibility, model responsible behavior by taking great care of the pets you bring into your family. Kids can help, but the responsibility is for adults. It worked for my kids--and our guinea pigs!"
Cheers to that poster!