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 Pets Outnumber Children 4 to 1 in America


In a new book on demographics set to be published next week, Jonathan V. Last writes that pets now outnumber children 4 to 1 in America. The book is titled What to Expect When No One’s Expecting.

“In 1994 Americans spent $1.7 billion on pets; by 2008 that number had risen to $4.3 billion. By 2010, even in the face of a massive recession, it had climbed over $4.8 billion. The evidence suggests that pets are increasingly treated like actual family members: In 1998, the average dog-owning American household spent $383 on medical care for their dogs; by 2006, that figure had risen to $672.” ...

read more: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/animal-planet-pets-outnumber-children-4-1-america_699157.html


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This is the truth! I find this very annoying. I love animals but also know God made them for man to use for work, food and clothing. To attribute humanness to them will impede man's ability to use them as God intended.


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