According to Pet Age magazine: total pet spending was $41.2 billion in 2007 & $43.4 billion (estd.) in 2008.
Compare this spending with the size of GDP of some of these countries (CIA- The World Factbook, 2007):
There are so many countries which have GDP less than $ 1 billion or ranges between 1 to 10 billion $. Now think about the spending on dogs around the world. How much do they consume??? Billion $ Country 30.01 Sri Lanka 8.842 Afghanistan 1.308 Bhutan 14.86 Ghana 2.258 Aruba 7.974 Armenia 8.604 Cambodia
A dog is worth of having……. 5 basic needs (food, apparel, shelter, education, medicine) Risk factor: Pet insurance Entertainment: Pet hotels Day cares Others: Specialty Styles, Specialty Shampoos, Specialty Saloon, Specialty parlor, Tooth brushing and breath freshener, Pedicures, Specialty Bows and Bandanas & so on.
But which of those things this human child is getting??? Those 5 basic needs??? Insurance??? Entertainment??? Other services???
Close your eyes. Pay heed to the flow of gentle breeze………you would hear the sound of tears dropping bit by bit. You would hear agony of mothers, who shed tears in silence as their children went bed once again with bare belly.
"O! you human beings, pray your own Lord (The Nourisher) who created you and those before you (i.e. the Genies) so that you may fear Him. It is He Who made this Earth as a bed for you and the sky as a canopy for you, and He causeth the rain and creates different types of fruits and corns from it, so that you may consume them (as your provision). Hence, do not make any copartner with Him; and you know it better.