Animals Australia website says:
“Dogs and cats are recognised and cherished by many Australians, both young and old, for their unique ability to provide companionship, comfort and unconditional love. Their status in the Australian community is confirmed by figures which suggest that 3.1 million households have a dog and 2.5 million households have a cat. The figures from Australian Companion Animal Council Report Contribution of the Pet Care Industry to the Australain Economy 6th Edition 2006 indicate 37.8% of households have a dog and 25% of households have a cat. An estimated 53% of households have a cat or a dog or both……
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Animals Australia are perhaps best known for their campiagns on overseas export of live animals, pig and chicken factory farming and banning of circus animals, but they also have some good information on the companion animal problem. This is really useful information that you can use to campaign with.
Animals Australia also have a really useful section on what you need to know if you want to actively CAMPAIGN. It’s a useful set of CAMPAIGNING tips that you can easily adapt if you want to hit the streets with a Deathrowpets campaign to let more people know about the problem and what they can do.