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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Pet

For many centuries in Western societies, aristocrats kept dogs for both companionship and hunting. Thus, pet keeping was a sign of elitism within society. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the rise of the middle class had stimulated the development of pet keeping and it became inscribed within the bourgeois culture.

In 1996 Synbiotics Corporation of Rancho Bernardo, California, became the first U.S. company to extend group health-care coverage to its 60 employees' family pets, including dogs, cats, and horses.

GloFish are the world's first genetically modified pets. They are given jellyfish and sea coral anemone genes to make them light up. The US craze for them in the 2000s angered animal rights groups and some States banned them in case escaped examples distort freshwater fish populations.

By www.glofish.com - Wikipedia

There are approximately 86.4 million pet cats in the United States, approximately 78.2 million pet dogs in the United States and 5.3 million house rabbits.

In 2013, pets outnumbered children four to one in the United States.

A cat and dog, two popular pets.

Americans spend more than $5.4 billion on their pets each year.

In Britain there are thought to be 5.8 million dogs. This means that dogs are the third most popular pet after goldfish, which number more than 15 million and cats, with more than 7.5 million.

Four companies—Procter & Gamble, NestlĂ©, Mars, and Colgate-Palmolive—are thought to control 80% of the world's pet-food market.

A supermarket's pet food aisle in Brooklyn, New York. By I, Jeffrey O. Gustafson, 

3% of all pet owners around the world give Valentines gifts to their pet.

In Alaska’s capital city, Juneau, it is illegal for a pet owner to allow their pet to enter the premises of a barber or hairdresser.

You cannot have a pet dog in Iceland–it's illegal.

Source Daily Mail

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