Devilish Question 2

 

Little Devil 

Here is a really contentious point made in the Daily Telegraph today.

I can’t believe that any readers of this blog will agree with the author of the new book   

                      Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living. 

 

It claims that the carbon footprint left by domesticated animals is out of proportion to the size of their paws.

A medium-sized dog has the same impact as a Toyota Land Cruiser driven 6,000 miles a year, while a cat is equivalent to a Volkswagen Golf.

At the same time a pair of hamsters do the same damage as running a plasma television, suggests the book.

Is it time to give up that 4-wheel drive if you want to keep a dog?  or the hamsters if you want to keep the telly?

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2 responses to “Devilish Question 2

  1. Catty Cow

    Frankly, I’m keeping my dogs (plural) and my 4×4. I think the global warming/carbon footprint arguments are decidedly suspect. and, if I’m honest, I don’t care enough to give up the things that make life worth living.

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