Do Brits Love Animals More?
A new poll finds UK residents more concerned than Americans and Canadians
People in Britain are more concerned about cruelty to animals than those in the United States and Canada, according to a new poll.
Here are some of the findings of the poll, released Oct. 13 by Angus Reid Public Opinion:
One of the finding from the new Angus Reid Poll comparing attitudes to animals among people in the United States, Canada and the U.K.
Using animals for entertainment
Thirty-five percent of British poll respondents agreed that using animals in entertainment amounts to cruelty, compared to 29 percent of Canadians and 25 percent of Americans.
Fifty-three percent of Brits would support a ban on circuses that feature animals, but only 37 percent of Canadians and 23 percent of Americans would do so.
Roughly 20 percent of people in all three countries said they would support freeing all animals from zoos.
Eight-one percent of British people said that hunting animals for sport amounts to cruelty, compared to 62 percent of Canadians and 56 percent of Americans.
When asked if they would support an actual ban all sport hunting, 66 percent of Brits, 35 percent of Canadians and 25 percent of Americans said yes.
Dog fighting and cock fighting
More than 90 percent of British, Canadian and American respondents said they opposed animal fighting.
Killing animals for their fur
Seventy-nine percent of British people said killing animals for their fur constitutes cruelty, compared to 64 percent of Americans and 55 percent of Canadians.
Seventy-one percent of British respondents would support a ban on all fur farming, compared to 50 percent of Americans and 47 percent of Canadians.
Experimenting on animals
Forty percent of Brits would support a ban all medical research on animals, compared to 31 percent of Canadians and 29 percent of Americans.
When asked about general product research, 51 percent of Brits said they would support banning it, compared to 41 percent of Canadians and 36 percent of Americans.
Irrespective of their own eating habits, 16 percent of Americans say it’s cruel to eat animals, compared to 14 percent of Brits and 12 percent of Canadians.