“Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery” – Wayne Dyer. The documentary in class made me both enlightened and disheartened, as it has relieved me from the longing for the accompaniment of my loyal companions at home, but also disappointed at mankind in their selfishness in taking an animal out of the wild to claim as their own. In essence, humans have made the wild dog extinct behavior wise. As shown in the documentary, in the critical thinking experiment comparing wolves to dogs, canines are too dependent on humanity, losing patience and independence at the soonest possibility, relying on their masters for assistance. It’s upsetting to know that we will never see the natural behavior of an animal because of a need for a companion to man. What’s more upsetting about the domestication of dogs is the uses we come up with for them. Objective art pieces at dog shows, gambling pieces at dog tracks, and even gladiators in illegal dog fights, these are all occupations that dogs are famous and infamous for as we cross breed and experiment on the amalgamations of this gene stew, even killing those who do not live up to the genetic code expected. Though having these loyal subjects is nice, it gouges a hole in the pit of my stomach to think that I’ve mugged a piece of nature that can never be given back.