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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Time to Eat the Dog: The real guide to sustainable living

This would be humorous if only the authors weren't trying to be serious. Does anyone really believe that a mid-sized dog is more polluting than a Toyota Land Cruiser? It seems that some environmentalist do.

And please don't shoot the messenger. I'm a long time dog owner. We adopted our current dog, a Great Dane, from a shelter. And we love him dearly despite his large (and often muddy) carbon paw-prints.
Eat a Dog, Save the Earth.
Thursday, October 22, 2009

SUVs owners are often castigated by treehuggers for their Earth-unfriendly lifestyle. A new book argues that pets are just as bad.

New Zealand authors Robert and Brenda Vale's book, "Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living" is an exhaustive analysis of the environmental impact of common pets such as cats and dogs. The authors studied the carbon emissions created by pets, including the ingredients in their food and the land required to grow it. And the results don't bode well for Fido, who compares poorly to that SUV. (more)

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