How Dogs Are Better Than Many People
Dogs have no problem accepting the reality of their nature.
Dogs are by their nature social creatures. They live together in groups. We call them “packs.” They invariably accept that as their natural state of existence and abide by the strictures such a nature imposes upon them.
Humans are by our nature social beings. We live together in groups. We call them “societies.” There are people among us who deny that being a member of a society generates strictures that all members of the society must accept, whether they like it or not. They call themselves “conservatives.”
Those strictures go beyond merely obeying the law. They can be summed up in a very, very few words: we are obligated to take all other members of society into account. That would include taking all available precautions to prevent spreading illness among other members of society. It also means seeing to it that all members of society share a minimum level of material well-being commensurate with the material resources of the society.