Evolution Of Pet Ownership
This episode originally aired on October 25, 2021.
During the pandemic, some animal shelters were emptied by people looking for companionship during the extended shutdowns that have swept the country. But even before that, the past two decades have seen the prominence of pets rise in American households.
That prominence is reflected in how we treat our pets. Specially formulated organic menus, doggie day care salons and websites that cater to pets' needs are now big business.
In a new book, a long-time political strategist turned animal advocate examines how our connections with our pets have evolved and how that’s changing our society.
- Mark Cushing founder and CEO of Animal Policy Group and author of Pet Nation: the Inside Story of How Companion Animals Are Transforming Our Homes, Culture and Economy
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