International animal control data

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  July/August 2011:



	Much of the international animal control data offered below 
was collected by the United Nations Food & Agricultural Organization 
during an online expert consultation conducted in mid-2010.  The 
United Kingdom data was collected by the eighth annual Dogs Trust 
survey of U.K. dog wardens,  and does not include dogs who are killed 
after surrender to nonprofit humane societies--probably about half of 
the actual total of dogs killed by U.K. shelters.  The remainder was 
collected by ANIMAL PEOPLE,  in the same manner as the accompanying 
U.S. data.  Only the Canadian and Japanese totals include cats,  who 
are not commonly impounded in the other nations whose data is 
presented.  Nepal officially no longer kills dogs for animal control 
purposes
	Many of the differences in the rates of animal control dog 
killing from nation to nation are attributable to differences in 
national ratios of dogs to humans.
	Known dogs-to-people ratios in the listed nations include: 
Canada 1/10;  Japan 1/13;  Ukraine 1/15;   United Kingdom 1/9.  The 
FAO believes the global ratio to be 1/16.
	Ratios of dogs killed for animal control to total dogs among 
the listed nations include:  Canada 1/237;  Japan 1/321;   Ukraine 
1/5;  U.K. 1/1,060;  U.S. 1/46.


Animals killed   YEAR   1,000s   Animals
per 1,000 people      of people  killed
________________________________________
Belgium     0.5  2008   10,414     5,447
Canada      4.2  2010   33,487   141,200
Ireland     1.6  2010    4,203     6,500
Japan       2.4  2009  129,357   310,457
Kyrgyzstan  1.8  2010    5,432    10,000
Nepal      10.9  2000   23,151   252,345
Pakistan    5.7  2010  175,578 1,000,795
Ukraine    13.2  2004   45,700   603,240
U.K.        0.1  2010   61,113     6,404
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