A friend sent me a link to this. I ain’t gonna read this book, tell ya that right now, but I guess the gist is:
SHOULD owning a great dane make you as much of an eco-outcast as an SUV driver? Yes it should, say Robert and Brenda Vale, two architects who specialise in sustainable living at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. In their new book, Time to Eat the Dog: The real guide to sustainable living, they compare the ecological footprints of a menagerie of popular pets with those of various other lifestyle choices – and the critters do not fare well.
As well as guzzling resources, cats and dogs devastate wildlife populations, spread disease and add to pollution. It is time to take eco-stock of our pets.
Well, take eco-stock of this (digital –so to speak– image required), mother f******s! You can take my pooch and puss when you pry them from my cold dead arms.
A further suggestion from Dr. Strangebrain:
And if you are thinking of acquiring a pet? “Shared pets are the best – the theatre cat or the temple dogs,” says Robert Vale. But if you must own your own, think about getting an animal that serves a dual purpose. He recommends hens, which partly compensate for their eco-footprint by providing eggs. Or there is an even better alternative, if you can stomach it. “Rabbits are good,” he says, “provided you eat them.”
Mrs. Stagger has owned many a bunny. Eat one? That’ll be the day.