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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dogs and Cats Bad For Planet?

Two authors in New Zealand claim that the carbon footprint of pet animals are the same as owning a car.
New Zealand-based authors Robert and Brenda Vale base their findings on the amount of land needed to grow food for pets ranging from budgerigars to cats and dogs.

They say an average Collie eats 164kg of meat and 95kg of cereals a year, giving it a high impact on the planet.

1 comment:

Bea Elliott said...

Oh yes... so much better to have a pet rabbit which can eventually yield "meat". Yikes!

Carbon footprint of dogs? There's absolutely no reason why a dog can't thrive on a plant based diet. These authors are (deperately) reaching.