Last september I saved two flemish giants from a man who kept them in a tiny cage outside. At first I had them roaming free inside, but as summer approached I felt them craving more.. So I (my mom💪🏻) built a enclosure that reaches along one side of my house (I have a very big house). But soon they started digging a tunnel under the fence.. so I let them. Who are we to capture and take away anyones freedom? We are afraid that our "babies" are unequipped to survive. That by holding them captive we are saving them. But to be truthful death most often isn't horrible for those who dies, but more so for those who stays behind. It's usually pre-decided prior to incarnating into this world. We all have a few windows with possible deadly outcomes.. and during those times our higherselves are involved with decision making. (suicide is different). I have been close to dying a few times and I have also been held against my will for some years, and death is by far the least painful of the two. Selkie (the wild colored one) and Saoirsie (the grey) are two individuals with different personalities, and they have their own free will.. Selkie prefers more freedom, while Saoirse takes shorter strolls outside the enclosure and prefers to sleep at home.. I'm sure they will both stay home more during winter, inside their warm isolated house. We need to be mindful when we decide to get a "pet". If it's ethically justified, and weather we will be able to truly respect and honor their needs. If our homes and gardens are suitable for them. Climate, nature, other wild animals and so on. Consider the fact that just because you love them, that doesn't necessarily make them feel loved.. and just because we think something is beautiful, doesn't give us the right to just take it. How would you feel spending your entire life in a cage, or to be taken from your natural habitat only to be put somwhere completely unatural and foreign.