In the latest little bit of nonsense, lawmakers in states including Texas are looking to up the nanny-state tactics and fill their pockets by taking away your liberties. Yeah, that's what it really is: a cash grab.
I have a vague memory of one of the first science experiments I ever saw. I don't remember the ultimate lesson, but part of it was sugar+water=sweet water. That's some real basic stuff, but when you're 3 or 4 you don't know how Kool-Aid works, you just think it exists.
Looking at this in the best light possible, sometimes a pet does not work out for a family. They may have to move, that pet may not get along with another one, or they may be in a situation where they just can't afford pet food.