Have you ever raised any animals? If not, which animal would you want to raise? Actually, these questions can be rude. Many people can't raise animals due to allergies, family's opposite feelings and people who live alone, etc. For these reasons, some people who can't breed animals use SNS or Youtube to watching other people's animals. When they see a pictur or a video they feel comfortable and happy. Except for the previously mentioned people, many others watch more images than ever before.
There are "Viewnimal people" who watch animals uploaded to various media and feel comfortable. 'Viewnimal' is a compound word using 'view' and 'animal'. Acutally, it means people who feel satisfaction while watching animals either online or offline. There are some reasons why people watch animals more than before.
Thre first reason is feeling a little happy in a tough world. The world is too tough to live. Therefore, people can't raise pets. They watch someone else's pets, which is why people deviate from the situation and reality. The second reason is vicarious satisfaction. It has similarities to the first reason, however the main concern is about improving one's family nowadays. Their secondary concern is about the people who have an allergy or are against having pets. Many people want to raise pets but some can't do it because of their family's opposition to the idea or a family member is allergic. These people then watch the animal images through various media. The third reason is a lack of viable situation. Raising pets needs a lot of money, time and love. Some people can't give these things because they don't have enough time and so on. The amount of these people are increasing. They can't raise animals, so then they watch others' pets and feel happy.
There is a good point and a bad point for Viewnimal people. The good point is that the they feel happy. They spend time and money for the animals. When the people spend money, the animal owners donate money to a good place or do good things with their pets' name. 'The bad point is that the owner can hide their pets' disadvantages. They only show a cute figure, therefore nowadays they should upload videos about the animals' weakness or certain necessary things when people raise pets.
In summary, people who can't raise pets for many reasons can see images or videos from online or offline. They are called 'Viewnimal' people. These people watch animal videos because of vicarious satisfaction and in order to feel a small happiness. They only see a pet's advantage without any weaknesses, so people who upload images of their pets have to upload an explanation about any weaknesses or necessary things, too.
L.L.F reporter You-Min Kim