Well of course they should, duh; what's taken our country so long to recognize this need?

 AND OBAMACARE, NATURALLY

AND OBAMACARE, NATURALLY

There's a petition going around that's already collected 80,000 signatures, demanding that food stamps be given to pets.

“It’s potentially game-changing,” said Matt Bershadker, the president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “I think we should get behind this in a big way.”
Advocates say a food-stamp program that includes pet food would address a little-discussed gap in the social safety net: Currently, there is no federal program that helps low-income people care for their pets.

Personally, I feel the same way about poor people owning pets as I do about them having children: if you can't support them, don't have them.