Pet Nation

Pet Nation

The Love Affair That Changed America

Book - 2020
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An inside look at the forces behind how our pets become treasured members of the family. In the last 20 years pets have gone from the backyard to sleeping on our beds, then showing up in every corner of America. Pet Nation tells the story of this seismic shift and the economic, media, legal, political, and social dramas springing from this cultural transformation. Since 1998 the pet population in the U.S. has almost doubled - about two-thirds of the country now owns a pet. No longer left to wander the neighborhood, dogs and cats eat special food, get individualized medical attention, and even fly in the cabin. As founder of the Animal Policy Group, Mark Cushing provides an inside look at the rise of Pet Nation, tracking the myriad ways pets are acquired (a 'Canine Freedom Train' runs south to north), reporting on pet rights legislation (and the unseen problems that come with elevating their status), pet healthcare (revealing the truth and myths about large scale breeders), and discove
Publisher: New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]
ISBN: 9780593083864
Characteristics: viii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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