The Difference in the way animals are treated has a lot to do with the type of contact that the majority of people in a country have with animals. In urbanised developed country the relationship between people ant their animals is is one of companions and often friendly. this leads to a situation where these people influence the formation of laws that lead to life becoming better for animals. In country's where populations are poorer and the relationship is more one of the animal is a tool or simply food the the relation ship is not friendly but simply pragmatic, the animal is cared for as well as is necessary for its survival and once it has no practical use not much thought is spared for its comfort or well being. this is not the result of these people being cruel it is simply the result of priority's being different as a there is less wealth.