I Don't Really Like People...in General
Humans are horribly greedy, evil, vicious and violent. Not all, just in general. Animals? All they ask for is for a little love, some food, and the occasional cuddle session.
I always think back to one of the most beautiful things I've ever witnessed. I was driving home from work and was passing a small field, where there are usually a couple of horses. As I drove past, I noticed that the horses weren't alone. In the field with the horses were about 4 or 5 deer. All of them eating and hanging out, peacefully. Not a care in the world. Two different species, living together in harmony.
You don't see humans doing that. Humans, in general (again), have proven they can't accept other religions, races, cultures. Wars are started over different "gods" and beliefs. Sexism still occurs. Racism is still rampant in parts of the world. The Holocaust, Darfur, Israel, I could keep going, but we all know that animals are much more enlightened and loving and accepting than humans (as a species) will ever be. That's why I'd rather stay in my apartment with my cats than go out and deal with the general public.