Pet Perks locked behind Crystalline Aura?!

As the title would suggest, I think it’s scummy to have pet perks (stat bonuses, additional inventory, etc.) only usable if a player has their CA subscription active. It’s already enough people have to pay a good 5 to 15 dollars for a pet in the first place, so why do I have to pay even more to use it’s bonus features?
Absolutely ridiculous…