what for? pets here are always cooped up in the house and never let out (unless, they either escape or are abandoned to the streets)there's no real reason to tag a pet... and besides, most people here buy birds or fish. cats are very rare to see as pets...
I can understand why most people wouldn't own a dog. They can be a little bit of a resource hog if you're not careful. Back home, my family has five dogs that all LOVE their food, one of which is a Great Dane. Though, we acquired all our dogs as rescues from bad situations. Except for the oldest, which my mother bought for herself as a present nearly 10 years ago.
XD But I do find it interesting that people over there don't have tags for their pets. Is it just something that never really caught on, or do the people in the communities tend to know what animal belongs to who?
it's generally because 90 percent of the populace just don't own pets at all... or if they do, it's usually birds. and the 10 percent that do have pets, just keep them cooped up in the house and don't allow them to go out in the street.
for us, it's because we raise our pets in the yard, and all of them (the cats, I mean) are wild strays that were either rescued or born their by a mother we rescued beforehand. they basically just live in our yard because they know it's the safes one there to live and have kittens, plus there's always easy food (leftover and dry catfood on occasion) when they get older, most of them move away to live wild, or stick around fora few years until they move out... or get hit by a car... (not much respect for animals here to begin with, really... unless you're a pigeon or something eatable...)