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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No636.0887 Cush
TitlePet nation : the inside story of how companion animals are transforming our homes, culture, and economy / Mark L. Cushing.
AuthorCushing, Mark L. author.
Total Circ1
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Checked OutClark County30293101927783636.0887 Cush10/6/2021 Due on 11/4/2021Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780593420645
International Standard Book Number 0593420640
Personal Name Cushing, Mark L. author.
Title Statement Pet nation : the inside story of how companion animals are transforming our homes, culture, and economy / Mark L. Cushing.
Edition Statement First trade paperback edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021.
Physical Description viii, 323 pages : maps, charts ; 21 cm
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-309) and index.
Formatted Contents Note In the backyard no more: The transformation of pets in American society -- How pets went viral -- The whole damn country has run amok: The pet land grab -- The secret to Pet Nation: The human-animal bond -- Dog shortages and canine freedom trains -- The good, the bad and the ugly: Legal and political fights are just beginning -- Pet health care will never be the same again -- 'It isn't only dogs and cats' -- Pet Nation: Is there more to come?
Summary, Etc. In the last 20 years pets have gone from the backyard to sleeping on our beds, then showing up in every corner of America. Pet Nation tells the story of this seismic shift and the economic, media, legal, political, and social dramas springing from this cultural transformation. Since 1998 the pet population in the U.S. has almost doubled -- about two-thirds of the country now owns a pet. No longer left to wander the neighborhood, dogs and cats eat special food, get individualized medical attention, and even fly in the cabin. As founder of the Animal Policy Group, Mark Cushing provides an inside look at the rise of Pet Nation, tracking the myriad ways pets are acquired (a "Canine Freedom Train" runs south to north), reporting on pet rights legislation (and the unseen problems that come with elevating their status), pet healthcare (revealing the truth and myths about large scale breeders), and discovering that despite what many organizations would have us believe, there is a shortage of dogs. Insightful, surprising, and full of great stories, Pet Nation opens our eyes to the big changes happening in front of us right now. It shows us not only what our love of animals says about pets, it shows us what it says about ourselves.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pets History. United States

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