We all know that the Green Movement’s ultimate enemy is mankind. There are just too many of us, that is where all this leads. But animals are all fine and dandy because they are part of nature. But it turns out that all animals are not created equal. Some animals are just as guilty of environmental terror as us humans because, as we all know, they are our best friends. Guilt by association.
PARIS (AFP) – Man’s best friend could be one of the environment’s worst enemies, according to a new study which says the carbon pawprint of a pet dog is more than double that of a gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle.
But the revelation in the book “Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living” by New Zealanders Robert and Brenda Vale has angered pet owners who feel they are being singled out as troublemakers.
The Vales, specialists in sustainable living at Victoria University of Wellington, analysed popular brands of pet food and calculated that a medium-sized dog eats around 164 kilos (360 pounds) of meat and 95 kilos of cereal a year.
Combine the land required to generate its food and a “medium” sized dog has an annual footprint of 0.84 hectares (2.07 acres) — around twice the 0.41 hectares required by a 4×4 driving 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles) a year, including energy to build the car.
Just in case you were wondering, there is no end to this stupidity. Now you can cap this and trade that, you can make my car smaller and less safe, you can even inundate me with “green” propaganda during football games and I will shake my head and laugh it off. You go after a man’s dog, well then you have just gone too far.
If they take away my dog, I gonna have git me a new pet. I was thinking maybe a pet that is moody, needy, and never happy no matter how much I give it. No not a cat, I was thinking of a pet Marxist. I wonder how many hectares is the footprint of a pet Marxist?
Anyway, if one of these future pet Marxists tries to take away my dog one thing is for sure, they are gonna see a whole lot more of my footprint.
Thanks to Susan for the Heads up!