Real pets declining because of virtual pets

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 13 2007 @ 10:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A survey indicates that games like Nintendogs, Catz and The Sims, is leading to a decline in ownership of real pets.
The survey, commissioned by the Australian Companion Animals Council, showed that pet ownership in the "down under" country has fallen nearly 30% over the past seven years.

Australian Veterinary Association president Kersti Seksel responded to the results by nothing that factors like higher density living are driving down pet ownership. However, she also attributed part of the blame to the increased popularity of video games.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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