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?



Filed under Uncategorized

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s