Dog shows are beginning to become a controversial topic as some animal rights activists keep insisting that exposing dogs to such shows is an infringement on their animal rights. Whereas the jury is still out on this debate, it goes without saying that these shows have a lot of economic benefits and this is why they are not likely to end any time soon.
In this article, we are going to look at the three major economic benefits of dog shows with a specific focus on western dog shows.
They help local economies to thrive
Have you ever wondered about what goes into organizing a western dog show? Well, for your information, it’s not a cheap affair. When you have to consider the fact that these dogs must be bred, fed, trained and groomed, a number of accessories have to be bought, the dogs must be transported to the venue, the venue itself will require vendors for the different services such as sound, food, entertainment and so on, this list is endless and it all adds up to money into local economies.
They help promote tourism
Dog owners who take their dogs to dog shows as well as the people who go to watch such shows will often come from all over the nation and even from abroad. The reality is that these people will not only be in a particular town for the dog show alone, they will spend time appreciating other tourist attraction sites, hotels, bars and restaurants and so on. This in turn helps promote tourism which not only benefits the country but the local population as well.
Are a great source of revenue for the government
It’s estimated that such dog shows will attract in excess of 2000 participants per day and the shows may even be go for between three days to one week. These participants will need to be carried to the venue and that involves booking flights, using cabs and rental vehicles, not to mention the amount of money these people will spend on various goods and services. This means more income for businesses and this translates to more revenue for government in terms of taxes.
With such benefits tied to such dog shows and keeping in mind that they will be organized multiple times a year in various parts of the country, it will be somewhat insane for anyone who understands economics to even consider putting an end to them.
This means that for the next foreseeable future, dog shows are here to stay.