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Cats vs. Dogs in the UK: infographic

LONDON, 16 July 2013 – The polls have closed, the votes have been counted and verified, and we can now reveal that the winners of the Great British Cats vs. Dogs poll are………the dogs!

Yummypets, the social petwork with a global pedigree, launched a nationwide survey one month ago to settle the age old question: does this great nation of ours prefer cats or dogs? Following a whopping survey of over 20,000 pet-lovers, this epic debate can finally be put to rest.

In a closely-fought battle that has pitted husband against wife and brother against sister, Britain’s pro-pooch lobby have scored a resounding victory over the country’s feline faction. Nearly 70 years since the end of WW2, it seems the British Bulldog spirit is alive and well, with the dogs scoring a truly Churchillian 52% of the public vote.

All is not lost for the cat-lovers however, with their 48% overall share of the vote far higher in the UK’s cities. In England, London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds are just some of the cities in which cats are purr-ferred – sorry, preferred – to dogs. To the North and West, Edinburgh and Cardiff also fell to the cat-lovers, pointing to a bright urban future for Felixs across the land.

News of the canine conquest of Britain was greeted with mixed emotion in Yummypets’ French HQ. Tweeting from his basket in Bordeaux, Yummypets Co-Founder Leo the cat raged: ‘This is not the end! We will not go down without a fight! #DogsSchmogs’. It seems Leo has his work cut out for him, with the Dogs scoring victories in France, Brazil and Canada, too! Oh dear.

The results of the Yummypets Cats vs. Dogs vote comes after a month in which pet-lovers lined up to do battle behind Celebrity Team Captains Amy Childs and Gabriella Ellis, who kicked off the vote with a series of lively radio debates in June.

Amy, formerly of The Only Way is Essex and owner of pampered pug Prince, went on the attack, laying in to ‘creepy cats’ who just sit and stare. Gabriella (of Made in Chelsea fame) blasted back that felines’ sultry independence is something to be admired, unlike ‘high maintenance’ dogs. Yet for all Gabriella’s feistiness, it seems that Amy’s status as Essex’s sweetheart swung the country round, giving the dogs the final push they needed to cross the finish line. Better luck next time, Gabs!

For the latest from Leo and the Yummypets team, follow them @YummypetsGlobal

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About YummyPets

YummyPets – a social network for pet owners – launched in the UK in May 2013. The site was founded in France in January 2012 by two web entrepreneurs; Matthieu Glayrouse and Mathieu Chollon. YummyPets France now boasts over 150,000 members and 600 brands interacting on the site.
Featuring discussion forums, product comparisons and even the ability to set up reminders for vet appointments; Yummypets is the ultimate one-stop-shop for easy and safe interaction between caring pet-owners.
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