As a Chinese guy, I don't understand pets at all, or why some animals are okay to eat/use, and others are not. I can respect that though. I know horse people who would quake at the idea of shell cordovan or horse leather jackets.
One thing that I will not apologize for is that the term "pet parent" makes me laugh.
Yeah there's so many of those fucking obnoxious pet people in the bay area. Horses are delicious.