"Washington ranks as America’s 4th “Rattiest City...” That’s up one spot from the previous year and just behind L.A. and N.Y.; Chicago has been ranked No. 1 for 4 consecutive years."
"People living in multi-person households with dogs had a risk of death that was 11% lower & risk of death due to a cardiovascular cause that was 15% lower."
"Over 71 million American households (62%) have a pet, and most people think of their pets as members of the family."
"About half the Earth’s animals are thought to have been lost in the last 50 years."
"64% of women and 49% of men said they were more attracted to a person if they owned a rescue animal."
"Farmed poultry today makes up 70% of all birds on the planet, with just 30% being wild."
"Dogs with a high quality adoption profile photo were adopted within 14 days, compared to 43 days for those with a poor photo."
"Delta Airlines said there has been an 84% increase in incidents involving unruly animals since between 2016-2018."
"There are approximately 13,500 wild horses and burros in short-term government holding pens and an additional 32,500 on long-term leased pasture, costing taxpayers nearly $50 million annually."
"American zoos do not actually own the pandas... China rents pandas out to the tune of $1 million a year. Zoos typically sign a 10-year contract, a zoo will have spent $10 million renting one panda."
"An adult oyster can filter as much as 50 gallons of water a day."
"By simply replacing beef with chicken in your diet, you can reduce your carbon emissions by nearly 80%."
"Of all the mammals on Earth, 96% are livestock and humans, only 4% are wild mammals."