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Dogs are our best friends !

	Janine  / pixelio.de Are we theirs?

December 2011

The compilation below shows that dogs fare better in some countries than in others but that there is need for improvement everywhere:

Numbers of dog slaughter/euthanasia in:

Ukraine
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 13.2
Year: 2004
Population: 45.7 Million
Animals killed: 603.240

Bulgaria
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 12.5
Year: 2007
Population: 7.2 Million
Animals killed: 90.000

USA
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 11.3
Year: 2010
Population: 308.1 Million
Animals killed: 3.483.184

Australia
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 11.0
Year: - 2009
Population: 23 Million
Animals killed: 250.000

Nepal
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 10.9
Year: 2000
Population: 23.1 Million
Animals killed: 252.345

China
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 10.0
Year: 2009
Population: 1,3 Billion
Animals killed: 13.000.000
The Chinese total includes dogs and cats sold to meat dealers or rather 'sold BY meat dealers', since there is a reasonable amount of data available from which to project annual dog and cats sales for meat, but is much less data available about animal control activity outside of the handful of largest Chinese cities.

Romania
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 8.1
Year: 2006
Population: 22.2 Million
Animals killed: 180.000

Pakistan
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 5,7
Year: 2010
Population: 175.5 Million
Animals killed: 1.000.795

Canada
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 4.2
Year: 2010
Population: 33.5 Million
Animals killed: 141.200

Taiwan
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 3.5
Year: 2011
Population: 23 Million
Animals killed: 80.000

Japan
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 2.4
Year: 2009
Population: 129.4 Million
Animals killed: 310.457

Kyrgyzstan
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 1.8
Year: 2010
Population: 5.4 Million
Animals killed: 10.000

Ireland
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 1,6
Year: 2010
Population: 4.2 Million
Animals killed: 6.500

Belgium
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 0.5
Year: 2008
Population: 10.4 Million
Animals killed: 5.447

UK
Animals killed per 1.000 people: 0.1
Year: 2010
Population: 61.1 Million
Animals killed: 6.404




Source: Information: Animal People
Author: photo Janine / pixelio.de

Link: Animal Euthanasia
Link: China: Man strips naked and cages himself to protest dog butchers
Link: Dogs Have Bigger Brains Than Cats Because They Are More Sociable, Research Finds
Link: Mass burial of dogs in Odessa - December 2, 2011 - Video
Link: Mystery Donor Gives $1.5 Million For Shelter – In Memory Of “Ace

Date: 2011-12-17

Other EVANA-articles about this topic:
Feline Fascination (fr)

Living with cats is good for your health (Dogs too!) (en)

Dog-Associated House Dust Protects Against Respiratory Infection Linked to Asthma (en)

Rotten luck for strays - everywhere! (en)

USA: Katze ueberlebt zwei Anschlaege (de)

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