Wednesday, June 3, 2015
This is a statistic I can get behind - pets outnumber Children in Brazil
"There are 52.2 million pet dogs in Brazil, while the number of children aged 0 to 14 is 44.9 million, which indicates a margin of over 7 million numerically, reported Brazil's G1 news website."
That doesn't mean that the dogs are treated well, or that the dogs have a good life - it just means that "Some 44.3 percent of Brazilian households have at least one dog, with each household having 1.8 dogs on average."
Rabies vaccinations are mandatory in Brazil - and last year, only 75% of dog owners got their animals vaccinated - but really, I'd say that's a pretty good percentage if you look at things in total.
I wonder if the population of Canada had a 1.8 dogs per household average of dog ownership in this country if the dog agenda would be more on the mind of the political agenda? I can't help but believe that it would be!