Millennials are choosing pets over kids for a ton of reasons, from cost (an average of $3085 a year to raise a dog, $12-14,000 for a child) to freedom, basic companionship and not having to wipe their butts.

While not everyone thinks that this is a good thing and sure, the two things are so vastly different that the comparison is a stretch. But after a busy day at a job that doesn't offer the same security or benefits that your parents grew accustomed to, what would you prefer to come home to? A little fluffy bundle of joy who just wants to play and cuddle, or a demanding child that needs to be cooked for, cleaned after, homework and so on?

Obvious, when you think about it! We here at Bored Panda have compiled a hilarious list of all the memes millennials are sharing to show they prefer animal babies to human ones, just in case you need further convincing. Scroll down to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Cat on a bike 2 months ago

Thats the right mindset. At least dogs behave.

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Luis Milian 2 months ago

your child seems pleased!!

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MissDemeanour 2 months ago

This is so true. Not all people need or want a mini me.

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Hans 2 months ago

Applies to all pets actually.

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Siddharth Rath 2 months ago (edited)

*badum badum tschhhh*

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Siddharth Rath 2 months ago

Tonight, on Destroyed in Seconds

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diane a 2 months ago

Awww - twins - how sweet

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Hans 2 months ago

Wow, the image quality suggests this was a GIF converted to a TIFF, send through a 1995 phone, and converted to JPEG for coversion to a lower quality version of it.

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Siddharth Rath 2 months ago

Gotta Google that

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Kururi.Orihara 2 months ago

Same. And before anyone starts blaming parents for not controlling their children, sometimes they just can't. Take my little brothers for example. When someone picks up a bad habit from school that they think is cool, then have fun getting it out of them. Time outs, groundings, and spankings don't seem to work either. I'm only a teen, (which in our current society means very little anyhow) but from what I see, parenthood is hell. I will NEVER willingly have a kid.

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Luis Milian 2 months ago

absolutely!!!

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Cat on a bike 2 months ago (edited)

That could be me, I have 8 Furbabies.

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Siddharth Rath 2 months ago

That little quote on the side to remind you that we do not deserve dogs

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Siddharth Rath 2 months ago

Those pictures are enough you have proven your point

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desert29rat 2 months ago

We're so lucky to have the choice now! In my grandmother's time, women had children. Period.

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Luis Milian 2 months ago

I bought a townhouse with three bed room, me and my girl have four adopted cats. its the cats house, we live there just to feed them. :-)

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boredhuman 2 months ago

OMG who would vote for the dog.

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MissDemeanour 2 months ago

That's me!

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Siddharth Rath 2 months ago

I wouldn't mind if the human race dies out... We've been around long enough, we've messed up big time... Might as well leave

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Cosmo 2 months ago

... and a cat

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Cat on a bike 2 months ago

You'll change your mind when you're 25. You'll change your mind when you're 30. You'll change your mind when you're 35. You'll change your mind when your biological clock kicks in. Well I'm 41 and haven't still changed my mind, so back off!

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Siddharth Rath 2 months ago

The best baby at the baby shower... The only one everyone's gonna love more than their own babies

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

I used to answer: "PUPPIES! I want LOTS of puppies!!"

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Siddharth Rath 2 months ago

Kids drop and break stuff and do not sit still when asked to... Dogs pick up whatever you ask them to and sit still like good Bois and gals... Choose wisely

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Ula 2 months ago

Worse, at work I said I wanted a dog - my cleaver coworker: "You think you want a dog, but what you actually want is a BABY!". Nope, dog is a dog.

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Adrian Goetz 2 months ago

I mean the alternative is a whole lot of incest.

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Nash Nopper 2 months ago

no no no no ... it's a dog... not a human baby - no diapers needed!

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les 2 months ago

When I see people walking this many dogs I really want to throw a handful of tennis balls

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Siddharth Rath 2 months ago

But Dogs are actually, really, truly awesome

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