What Is Wrong With America?

November 2, 2012

We’re in full election mode and if you listen long enough (like a minute or two), one candidate or another will give you a long list of our country’s ailments and what they can do to fix them. But the one issue we’ve not heard discussed is that pet ownership has declined 2.4% in the United States from 2006 -2011.

Clearly this is not a Republican or Democratic issue (we seem to recall that we’ve had both Republican and Democrats in charge since 2006) – but it sure is a Pet Camp issue! Frankly, and we don’t say this lightly, we are very disappointed in our fellow Americans.

According to data collected by the American Veterinary Medical Association there has been a 1.9% decrease in households with dogs and a 6.2% decrease in households with cats in the last five years. This is a shocking development and has economic (just ask us), health (who isn’t healthier with a pet?), and home security (ok, maybe not if your household dog is a Newfie) implications for our great nation.

We call on both President Obama and Governor Romney to give this issue the attention it deserves! Enough debating about who knows what for 90 minutes rambling on and on (hey, sort of like this blog).  Talk about the stuff we care about — our pets and what you will do to make sure that there is a dog or cat in every American household. We are Pet Camp and we approved this message.

Thanks for reading!

2 Responses to “What Is Wrong With America?”

  1. Eric Steckel

    I have no idea, Pet Camp, but I am outraged. I have spread your concern via social media and hope to find an answer. In the meantime, I have to admit I’m one of those without a pet, as such, part of the problem. I suppose my outrage has a hint of hypocrisy.

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  2. Petsrme

    Bad economic times – if people don’t have a job they can’t afford the pet so it is released to shelter etc – health care and food for pets even basics has skyrocketed over the last 10 years – i have worked in the pet profession in many capacities for over 20 years so i understand this – I myself have not replaced all the animals that i have had pass away over the last 9 years and i don’t intend to replace them all – I’m down to a few and its manageable and affordable 

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