35) B

Argument presented in the Reader’s comment:
More convictions were present in North England because more complaints were made in North England. More complaints were made in North England because more people care about animals in North as compared to South.
We must find a statement which, if true, can weaken this argument.

A – Wrong
It does not matter about the number of complaints made per person in the North and in the rest of the country. We need to look at the total number of complaints made and not the number of complaints per person.

B – Correct
This statement suggests that the number of complaints made in all parts of the country is approximately equal. However, the proportion of complaints that result in convictions is higher in the North than any other part, which means that there is more animal cruelty in the North as compare to other parts. This weakens the argument.

C – Wrong
This does not address the argument made in the reader’s comment.

D – Wrong
It does not matter which animal is re-home more in which part of the country.

E – Wrong
Again, this statement does not address the argument.

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