In his book “Time to Eat the Dog – The Real Guide to Sustainable Living”, Robert Vale claims that you should think seriously about either doing without, downsizing, or even eating your pet, because the carbon footprint of domestic animals is out of all proportion to the size of their paws – so much so that a medium-sized dog has an identical climate impact to a Toyota Landcruiser doing 6,000 miles a year. Your average collie, he says, gets though 164kg of meat and 95kg of cereals a year, giving it a high impact on the planet.
And worse still, a pair of hamsters does the same amount of damage as running a plasma TV! Bad news there for all the Greenists who were hoping, come the apocalypse, to salvage precious Gaia by using hamster-treadmill power to light their crofts and power their looms.
But all is not lost: rabbits and chickens are eco-friendly, apparently, because they provide meat for their owners – and a pair of rabbits can produce 36 young annually, which provides 72kg of meat and helps decrease the owner’s carbon footprint. Shame if it’s specifically your Greenism which has led you to be a veggie, but there you go……
Given the alacrity with which some of the questionable science crucial to the perpetuation of the Great Anthropogenic Climate Change Scam is so readily swallowed (oh dear, perhaps not the most appropriate turn of phrase in this context………) by the Enviro-Greenists, Clameur de Haro suspects that, were he a mutt or a moggie in one of our local Greenist ménages this weekend, he might find it prudent to go AWOL when the Sunday roast is about to be carved…..
And the hound in the picture? Why, none other than that belonging to The Sainted One, Our Blessed Barack Obamarama. Given his susceptibility to the tenets of the GACCS, Clameur de Haro wouldn’t bet too much on the pooch making it through till 2012 either….
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