Attitudes to Spay & Neuter in Denmark & Australia

Pet dogs in Denmark VS pet dogs in Australia, a personal impression – Part 3

When comparing pet dog ownership in Denmark and Australia, then it is striking how much public attitudes to spay & neuter differ.

Here in Australia (as well as the UK and the US), desexing pet dogs is considered a moral obligation that all pet owners have. Continue reading “Attitudes to Spay & Neuter in Denmark & Australia”

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Where people get their pet dogs from in Australia VS Denmark

Pet dogs in Denmark VS pet dogs in Australia, a personal impression – Part 2

In Australia, there is a vast overpopulation of dogs and cats in need of a home. Therefore, when you want a dog, the ethical way to get it is generally seen to be to “rescue”, AKA to buy a dog from a shelter or rescue organisation, rather than a breeder.

A rhetorical war on breeders is seething in the social media landscape, highlighted in slogans like “Adopt don’t Shop!”, and online groups with names like “I Hate Breeders”.
Continue reading “Where people get their pet dogs from in Australia VS Denmark”

Pet dog population in Denmark & Australia

Pet dogs in Denmark VS pet dogs in Australia, a personal impression – Part 1
 
There are many more dogs in Australia than Denmark, both absolutely and relative to people. RSCPA estimates there are around 4.8 million pet dogs in Australia, based on stats from the pet insurance industry etc. There are an estimated 20 pet dogs for every 100 persons in Australia, and 38% of households own a dog, while about 62% of Australian households own some sort of pet Continue reading “Pet dog population in Denmark & Australia”

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