June 18, 2011

Japanese customers buying more pets as numbers explode to 23.2 million cats and dogs in 2009

“...for the first time, according to JPFA data, the nation's 19.2 million population of cats and dogs exceeded the population of 17.9 million children aged under 16. By 2009, that gulf had become even wider as the total of 23.2 million cats and dogs came to outnumber children by 6 million.

Source: Japan's love affair with dogs and cats
The Japan Times: Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010

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