Skip to comments.The environmental footprint of your pet is bigger than you think (Fido & Fluffy gotta go - first)
Posted on 02/16/2019 6:21:18 PM PST by Libloather
Bad news for environmentally conscious pet owners: cats and dogs eating habits are responsible for dumping as many as 64 million tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year roughly the equivalent of driving over 13 million cars. Thats due to all the meat our furry friends gobble down, according to new research.
There are more than 163 million dogs and cats in the US, and they just love to eat. In fact, cats and dogs in the US consume about 19 percent as many calories as people do in the US, or about as much as 62 million Americans, according to a new study published in Plos One. Because much of that food is meat, and meat production is known to heavily contribute to climate change, our pets leave a pretty stark carbon footprint on our environment.
By calculating the number of dogs and cats in the US, their average weights, and ingredients in pet foods, Okin tallied the carbon footprint of our animal friends. His findings: American cats and dogs consume about 19 percent as many calories as people do in the US; and because theyre mainly meat-eaters, they consume about 30 percent of the animal-derived calories that people consume. They also produce 30 percent as much poop as Americans do. (If all those feces were disposed as garbage, itd be equivalent to the total trash produced by over 6 million Americans, or approximately the population of Massachusetts, the study says.) All in all, American cats and dogs are responsible for producing about 64 million tons of methane and nitrous oxide, two powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, according to Okins calculations.
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All liberal pets are illegals and the recent victims of non white groups. They should leave as they cost more than my dog
I love laughing at whiners...
My bulldog means more to me than the entire population of Asia and the Middle East.
I’ve got a tomcat that expels more methane than a herd of buffalo.
Pure unadulterated doggie crap.
Pet rocks make a comeback?
Leftists have no soul.
You put your cat on a vegetarian diet, you better sleep behind a locked door or the cat WILL be eating meat.
The Cat ladies are going to be in a real quandary over this.
They need to calculate the volume of deer poop.
You’ll get my Labrador over my cold dead body, and yours by the way. (not you Loather)
My dogs eat all the cows, horses etc that end up at a rendering plant and are turned into dog food. They are saving the world from the piles of dead cows that would be left to rot and turn into maggots, then flies.
Besides I like my dogs more than most people I meet.
DaisyJane weighs 10 pounds and she’s going to continue eating her cat cans containing chicken and turkey—the parts humans don’t like. Otherwise they’d go to waste. So there!
“What do you like? Well, it’s gotta go!”- Your friendly econut.
I printed this out and put it on the floor for the dogs to read.
They crapped on it.
how transparent. A flimsy environmental mask can’t cloak the real reason:
” “Dogs in the Islamic Tradition and Nature” by Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl, published in Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, s.v., by Continuum International in 2004. stated:
The essential point conveyed [...] is that dogs are impure animals, or, at least, that their saliva is a contaminant that voids a Muslims ritual purity. Hostility to dogs, not just as a source of physical but moral impurity, are further expressed in Prophetic reports claiming that angels, as Gods agents of mercy and absolution, will not enter a home that has a dog, or that the company of dogs voids a portion of a Muslims good deeds. Cultural biases against dogs as a source of moral danger reach an extreme point in reports that claim that Prophet commanded Muslims not trade or deal in dogs, and even to slaughter all dogs, except for those used in herding, farming, or hunting.
So, the mayor concern about dogs in Islam is not about their physical condition, health concerns or general cleanness, but about the ritual uncleanness and the effect of that to the religious life of a Muslim who comes in contact with the dog.
Dang, our pet pooch Stella can sure crank out the farts...
Be careful. Next they will say we are polluting the earth by being buried. They will open a Soylent Green plant for us.
This will replace the protein we now get from beef. It’s all in the planning.
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