What Are You Feeding?

According to the APPA (American Pet Products Association), Americans are expected to spend over $50 billion on pets in the year 2011, a nearly 5% increase over 2010…

In comparison, the latest available numbers show the yearly US expenditures for medical research at $95 billion, AIDS research at $15.6 billion, and actual foreign aid at $12.7 billion

We spend nearly half of all money spent on medical research just on pets while we spend three times the money spent on AIDS and four times the money spent for foreign aid on pets…

Currently, there are approximately 1.1 billion people living without access to clean water and 2.6 billion people without access to proper sanitation. The Millennium Development Goals project aims to reduce the number of people living without proper sanitation in half over a 10 year period…

It’s estimated yearly need – $11.3 billion…

The United Nations estimated it would take at least $30 billion to end world hunger…

Harvard estimates it would take $1,100 per person annually to treat AIDS/HIV and according to World Vision, about 33.4 million people are living with HIV & AIDS…

Estimated yearly need – $36.74 billion…

I’m not trying to pick on pet owners, but when you add up the numbers, they are staggering…

It makes you take an honest look at our priorities and how we are spending our money…

So, what, or better yet, who, are you feeding?

P.S. – consumers spend another $15 billion on bottled water while the US Government spends $4 billion on climate change

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