November 16, 2006 8:23 AM Subscribe
How many dogs per person do people have in various cities? Also, how many cats?
posted by Robert Angelo to Society & Culture (3 answers total)
This question is inspired by the news stories in the last week about the new restrictions in Beijing regarding the number of dogs households can have. I want to understand this better. The news stories (wire services, CNN, etc) cite figures of 13 million people and 1 million dogs in that city, giving us a ratio of 13-to-1. How does this compare with New York, London, Los Angeles, elsewhere?
Please do not use your responses to editorialize about the subject. I do not want this question to devolve into chatfilter. All I am looking for is numbers, not opinions.