Industrial animal farming methods today are entirely inhumane and cruel, and billions of farm animals suffer each year. They are kept in horrendous conditions, mostly confined to small pens which are covered in feces, they are fed a diet which is nothing like their natural diet purely to maximize the amount of meat produced from the animal, and finally they are brutally slaughtered early on in their life.
One of the Core Principles of Nutopia is Environmental Respect which means that we must respect all other lifeforms. Humans evolved as omnivores with a certain amount of meat in their diet, but today our consumption of meat is way beyond what our bodies need or are designed for. While some people argue that none of us should eat meat, Nutopia is designed so that a) the number of domesticated animals grown for food is no more than is needed for the population's actual nutritional requirement of meat, and b) the number of animals is limited by the fact that all animals have to be kept and reared in a natural environment under humane conditions.
Millions of animals are killed each year by high speed motorized cars, trucks, and trailers on our highways, and roads, and by high speed trains on railways, which plow their way through natural habitats which are disrupted without any regard for the lifeforms that are being affected.
There are no roads, highways, or railways with high speed vehicles in Nutopia. The transportation system is made up of the Under Ground Pod Network which is under the ground, the Above Ground Pod Network which is raised off the ground, and the Path Network which is for pedestrians, small low-speed electical vehicles such as scooters and wheel chairs, and bicycles, so there are no high-speed motorized vehicles which can harm animals.
The population, health, and well-being of pets in our society today is poorly managed. There are some things in place such as the requirement of a license to keep a dog as a pet, the availability of veterinary care for those that can afford it, and the mostly volunteer/charity services of animal shelters who look out for interests of abandoned or unwanted pets.
There is no real structure to make sure that all pets are properly taken care of and there are thousands of pets in homes that are malnourished, beaten and abused, killed, and abandoned on the street. Often abused pets become aggressive and are no longer suitable as pets or to be present in society, and many pets are euthanized because they are unsuitable pets because they are too old or aggressive, or simply because no one will take care of them. Thousands of dogs sit at home alone because everyone in the home is at work or at school, so their quality of life is poor, with minimal exercise and enjoyable outdoor activities.
Pets like everything else in Nuopia are carefully controlled so that the animals have their needs taken care of and they have a good quality of life.
Pets are subject to regular Animal Health Checkups for early detectection of problems and to ensure the well-being of the animal.