Pet ownership has been seen to be healthy to humans. They help reduce stress and lower blood pressure. According to the pet industry statistics 44% of pet owners agree that pets have a positive impact on our physical health by providing fitness from taking your pets for a walk and 50% agree pets have a positive impact on mental health. The annual national health cost saving resulting from pet owners visiting the doctors less often is estimated $2.227 billion.
Owning a pet gives people a sense of protection.
Because the pet industry is seen by humans as an essential need, the industry will survive economic difficulties more easily then other areas of the economy.
The pet industry is one of the largest industries in Australia making 4.74 billion dollars each year and it employs 44,700.
Consumers globaly are feeling the effects of global warming and nearly 70% of middle class people strive to have a positive on the environment . Resent trends and future trends show consumers are buying organic food an sustainibal products.
In most respected vet clinics puppy school's are teaching people how to be responsible pet owners.
Pets waste ends up in our storm drains and water ways contaminating them with bacteria that can cause human disease.
Unfortunately when it comes to humankind big businesses get greedy and try to make more money. Through marketing, the pet industry has made people humanise their pets. This puts pressure on people to spend money and buy unnecessary products for their pets.
Another example of this greed are Animal Farms where humans mass produce animals in cruel ways.The pet shops seem to care more about money then about animal welfare. These Animal Farms also spread disease to humans and wildlife.