There's no moral difference between the animals, birds, fish, and insects we hunt, those we use for entertainment, those we kill for food and use as commodities, and those we love as members of our families. All animals, birds, fish and insects are sentient and have a right to live. Go vegan and stay vegan for them. It's the least we can do. Start here: www.befairbevegan.com Adopt, spay and neuter your companion animals!
I begged for a monkey for a pet for every birthday and Christmas -- was going to name her Stephanie Michelle and teach her how to write her name -- I am now the proud mom of 2 adults, neither one named Stephanie Michelle :) but both can write name!