Also, who is to say that a "hobbyist" is better than a "business person/breeder" or even cares for their animals better/more???
Do you really feel that a casual keeper is more noble or something?
Just because somebody wants to take the opportunity/risk of turning their hobby into a small business, that doesn't make them less of an animal lover.
Is a writer who has his/her stories published, less of a writer just because there is money being made? And does a reader love literature more just because they don't write?
See what I mean?
It just comes across kind of pompous to me when people make comments like that… not to say that is your feeling…