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Subject: Re: Fido's carbon footprint bigger than a SUV? Date: 11/9/2009 8:45 AM
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"I was thinking about these facts when I read the article. There is no doubt, raising meat (especially cattle) for consumption is a major impact on carbon footprint. But dogs and cats don't really expand the human footprint caused by raising animals for food so much as they extend the usefulness of the footprint already created. If they weren't making dog and cat food out of those by-products, much of it would likely simply be discarded.

In this study, I believe they simply counted up kilos of meat by-products required to feed Fido and assumed the same ratio of meat to hectares required to raise animals for human consumption.""

Whether you feed Fido vegan or not, Fido breathes out CO2 in prodigous amounts. If Fido weighs 25 or 50 lbs, that is lots of weight consuming calories and turning into CO2. If everyone owned a pet dog, that is 6.5 billion extra beings spewing out CO2.

Not only that, but to raise the food, you chop down trees..clear out areas..that would turn CO2 back into O.......

The greenies think you should not be eating meat. SO there would be no byproducts in a greenie world. You eat vegan. Period. And of course, PETA and the rest go along since you are torturing those animals those whole lives.

t.
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