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Animal welfare around the world: examining the role the economy has on animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Olivia J. Thornton
Every person has a different perspective from which he or she views animals. For some, an animal is almost human-like; for others, animals are a means to an end; for most people, their beliefs fall somewhere between these two extremes. Animals may be viewed as pets by some and...
Income Elasticity of Expenditures on Pets
Contributor(s):: Ehlert, Andrew Allen
The popular media contains many articles that cite an increase in pet ownership costs. However, limited econometric research has been done to examine consumer spending on pets. The purpose of this study was to determine the income elasticity of spending on pets in the United States. Income...