Environmentalists: To Save The World, Dump Your Pets (First they say have no children, now no pets!)

According to a study out Monday on global climate change, your dog (or your cat) is probably killing the environment, and if you want to stem the tide of global warming, it's time to say "good-bye" to Fido and Fluffy.

The study, which appears in the online journal PLOS, claims the human compulsion to seek out animal companionship is one of the primary factors affecting our climate, particularly in the United States where there are 163 million companion animals — roughly one pet for every two Americans — the highest number of any country in the world.

Researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia claim that those 163 million pets have a detrimental impact on the environment, from the food they consume to the waste they produce.

"In the US, there are more than 163 million dogs and cats that consume, as a significant portion of their diet, animal products and therefore potentially constitute a considerable dietary footprint," the study's abstract proclaims. "Here, the energy and animal-derived product consumption of these pets in the US is evaluated for the first time, as are the environmental impacts from the animal products fed to them, including feces production."

The problem isn't just the United States, though. The popularity of companion animals has grown worldwide.

"Americans are the largest pet owners in the world, but the tradition of pet ownership in the US has considerable costs. As pet ownership increases in some developing countries, especially China, and trends continue in pet food toward higher content and quality of meat, globally, pet ownership will compound the environmental impacts of human dietary choices," it continues.

There's only one solution: no more pets. "Reducing the rate of dog and cat ownership, perhaps in favor of other pets that offer similar health and emotional benefits would considerably reduce these impacts," the study concludes.

Alternatively, the researchers recommend having your pets go vegetarian, something that's not recommended by veterinarians or animal health and welfare experts who concede that having some type of meat-based protein is best for your four-legged friends — particularly those whose ancestors were carnivorous.

The study, the researchers say, isn't designed to dissuade animal lovers from taking in the maximum number of pets possible, but rather encourage Americans to consume less meat. Livestock farming is a significant contributor to global climate change, they say, and the less meat we consume, the better it is for the environment. And humans make up the vast majority of that consumption; dogs and cats consume only around 19% of the meat protein humans do.

Researchers probably won't find much success in convincing Americans to ditch their furry friends, anyway. Americans love their pets, and despite claims to the contrary — and pervasive environmental hysteria — Americans have greatly reduced their carbon footprint over the last decade, pets and all.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/37735/environmentalists-save-world-d...

Views: 497

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Don't listen to those insane 'researchers'. I almost puke when 'carbon footprint' is mentioned over and over again.

Almost? You have to let it out, man, otherwise you're full of puke. If you don't like "carbon footprint", maybe "Easter Island" will ring your bell.

I would take my dog over most people, so if they really believe things are so bad, tell them to end it all, my dog is much above these lying corrupted so called humans!

RSS

"Destroying the New World Order"

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

 

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

Latest Activity

Central Scrutinizer favorited Chris of the family Masters's photo
3 minutes ago
Phyllis Maka posted a blog post
8 minutes ago
Chris of the family Masters posted photos
1 hour ago
Chuck Smith posted a blog post
1 hour ago
Chris of the family Masters posted a blog post

Unable to wake up

FROM THE SEDATIVES YOU HAVE SWALLOWEDOne hundred years of false information has created a totally…See More
2 hours ago
Chuck Smith favorited Boris's page Tulsi Shitting on Hillary
2 hours ago
Deep Space's video was featured

AIPAC THIS IS WHAT TREASON LOOKS LIKE

THIS IS WHAT TREASON LOOKS LIKE! Find out more at https://www.reddit.com/r/zog/ "the locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks" - Proverbs 30:...
3 hours ago
Less Prone commented on Deep Space's video
3 hours ago
Less Prone favorited Diana's video
3 hours ago
Lori and Mrs. Tif Morgan are now friends
4 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer commented on Central Scrutinizer's photo
Thumbnail

I Want To Believe

"LMAO @ Burbia  :-O"
4 hours ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan posted discussions
4 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer posted a photo

Where's Waldo?

Give up???---He's hiding behind the bong on left
4 hours ago
JoeG favorited Diana's photo
4 hours ago
JoeG favorited Diana's photo
4 hours ago
Less Prone favorited Doc Vega's blog post Wondering
5 hours ago

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted