News from the Natural World: Do Pets go to heaven? Wally the Wolf considers self-domestication as he ponders the afterlife.
Wally the Wolf was a free thinker, that was just the way he was. He was also observant, his roving wolf eyes never failing to pick up on changes in his environment. Over the years he watched on as the number of wolves had dwindled. Alongside this he noticed that each year there were more domesticated dogs. Their numbers were rising drastically. Wally knew that these dogs had once been wolves and had self domesticated. They had done this for a easier life, for a scrap of meat or the warmth of a fire.
Yes they recieved the odd kick or slap and yes they subjected themselves to the rule of another animal. But, you couldn’t argue that they had it easier than your average wolf. Wally had seen them getting fed all manner of meat, being pushed in prams and even getting their bellies scratched. Wally was a tough cookie but even he had to admit that when he heard a human call a domesticated dog a ‘good boy’ his heart yearned. All this had led him to contemplate self domestication. Would it be a better life for him? Would he no longer have to starve, cope with the cold and endure the dangers of the wild?
There was only one thing that was putting Wally off self domestication. Wally knew that humans didn’t go to heaven. All animals knew this, long had mother nature taught that humans were bastardising the laws of nature and as such were excluded from the afterlife. Wally wondered whether this association woith humans would bar pets and domesticated dogs fromheaven. He was unsure and set out to think his way around the problem, the first thing he had to establish was…
Do Pets Go to Heaven?
It’s actually a bit more complex in reality. The real truth is that all animals go to heaven. That’s right, even midges and maggots. In fact, there is only one animal that doesn’t go to heaven. Humans.