zondag 7 februari 2010
Scientists have reportedly discovered that cat owners are brainier than dog lovers.
A University of Bristol survey, published in the Veterinary Journal, found that people with feline friends are more likely to have a university degree. Those with higher education tend to work longer hours, meaning that cats are more suitable as pets as they require less human company and do not need to be walked.
"Cats require less time per day than a dog, so they are more popular with educated people who work late and have long commutes," said Cats Protection Lecturer in feline epidemiology Dr Jane Murray.
Cat owners were also more likely to be older and female, the study found. Researchers also revealed that Britain has a combined cat and dog population of more than 20.8 million - 50% higher than previously thought. Excluding strays, there are reportedly 10.3 million cats and 10.5 million dogs in the country.