Not at all. I am an animal rights advocate, I've done protests against animal cruelty, and I own pets of my own. I love animals with all my heart and my dream is to run a rescue, but no. This doesn't bother me. It's a gag gift, and actually I think it's pretty funny. I would of course never use this as an actual toy, it's more of a novelty than anything else, but I don't have any objections to anyone else owning it.