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By Sophie Hall, Luke Dolling, Katie Bristow, Ted Fuller, Daniel S. Mills

Succinct, hugely readable and idea upsetting, this crucial new textual content is designed to elevate wisdom of the aptitude financial impression of better half animals within the united kingdom. It discusses the aptitude advantages and prices of better half animals to the economic climate and highlights the necessity for this subject to be completely researched, given the aptitude scale of effect that significant other animals have, and the aptitude bills of ignoring this topic. The ebook includes:

- case stories to demonstrate the reductions to the NHS that will be linked to better half animal ownership;
- hyperlinks to updated tables and content material that would shape templates to be used in different nations; and
- hugely readable info written through specialist authors and key opinion leaders within the field.

Inspired via the seminal Council for technological know-how and Society (CSS) file, better half Animals in Society (1988), this paintings updates and extends its review of the commercial influence of better half animals on society and lays a benchmark for destiny improvement. This pivotal new ebook is critical for coverage makers at nationwide and foreign degrees and all these occupied with animal welfare

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It is acknowledged that the companion animal population is subject to fluctuation, but useful to note the percentage difference presented in the two estimates. If this is applied to the current estimates from PFMA, the combined dog and cat population could be more than 24 million for 2014, rather than the 17 million that they report. 8 million. 3 million and just over £1000 million, respectively. Furthermore, it has been noted that even through the economic downturn the pet food market has been maintained, which would suggest that companion animal owners are unwilling to compromise on what they feed their companion animals.

It is also acknowledged that those with disabilities remain significantly less likely to participate in cultural, leisure and sporting activities than non-disabled people (Taking Part Survey, 2009/10). 5% of non-disabled people, and only half of disabled people of working age are in work, compared with 80% of non-disabled people. 3 million disabled people in the UK who are available and want to work (Disability Living Facts, 2016). , 2008). The implications of disabilities are far more wide ranging than this to the individual.

1987). A common theme emerging from the studies above is that during times of change, or when exposed to events that can place individuals at a higher risk of conditions like depression, companion animals appear to be able to play a significant role in increasing the resilience of the owner. This might Indirect Costs: Extending the Scope of Economic Value 39 result in fewer visits to the doctor and be of significant economic value; this cost has been modelled in other countries, as we discuss in the next section.

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