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
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1 year ago

Thats the right mindset. At least dogs behave.

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

your child seems pleased!!

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MissDemeanour
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1 year ago

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

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Hans
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1 year ago

Applies to all pets actually.

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Siddharth Rath
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1 year ago (edited)

*badum badum tschhhh*

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Siddharth Rath
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1 year ago

Tonight, on Destroyed in Seconds

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diane a
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1 year ago

Awww - twins - how sweet

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Hans
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Gotta Google that

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Kururi.Orihara
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

absolutely!!!

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Cat on a bike
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1 year ago (edited)

That could be me, I have 8 Furbabies.

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Siddharth Rath
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1 year ago

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

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Siddharth Rath
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1 year ago

Those pictures are enough you have proven your point

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desert29rat
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1 year ago

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

Kaisu Rei
Community Member
1 year ago

Exactly, that's also a reason why young women choose not to have children; it's no longer something they're required to do!

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Siddharth Rath
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1 year ago

We are lucky to exist at the same time as doggos

Tara Trainor
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1 year ago

When I was younger it was still NOT acceptable. I never wanted children and many, many women have said nasty, hurtful things to me. I love that it is so much more acceptable to prefer pets over kids these days!!

BusLady
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1 year ago

Wow, what hateful b*tches!

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Christina Sersif
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1 year ago

I'm one of those women, except with cats.

Vicky Zar
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1 year ago

I think its good we have a choice now. Everyone is different. Some just don't want children, some just wouldn't be good parents. So what? Live and let live

Matt Richardson
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1 year ago

Plus when the dog misbehaves you can lock it in a cage and not be thought of as abusive.

D'Etta Kelly
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1 year ago

Amen!

Maggie Collins
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1 year ago

Oh yeah, and how much for day care while you're at work? Oh, nothing? Right! Getting the dog. Or 2.

ravina nimje
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1 year ago

I can totally relate!

Kjorn
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1 year ago

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yeah… they forgot to thanks their mothers for not having the same idea

blahblahblah
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1 year ago

Maybe this wasn't the article for you, huh?

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Luis Milian
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

OMG who would vote for the dog.

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MissDemeanour
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1 year ago

That's me!

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Siddharth Rath
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

... and a cat

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Cat on a bike
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

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

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Siddharth Rath
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

I mean the alternative is a whole lot of incest.

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Nash Nopper
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1 year ago

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

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les
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

But Dogs are actually, really, truly awesome

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