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Pet Nation: The Inside Story of How Companion Animals Are Transforming Our Homes, Culture, and Economy

Pets are a major industry in the USA. Shockingly it has become a $75 billion dollar industry. There are 185 million dogs and cats in America, a number that has doubled since 1998. Pets that once slept in a doghouse or the backyard now have their own homes within our homes. Author Mark Cushing, founder of the Animal Policy Group, reports on pet rights legislation, pet healthcare, brewpubs with dogs and other ramifications of this cultural transformation. Now updated with COVID in mind, Pet Nation helps us realize what our love of animals says about ourselves.

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