Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Keep Your SUV, Kill Your Dog
"They're faithful, friendly and furry — but under their harmless, fluffy exteriors, dogs and cats, the world's most popular house pets, use up more energy resources in a year than driving a car, a new book says.
In their book "Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living", New Zealand-based architects Robert and Brenda Vale say keeping a medium-sized dog has the same ecological impact as driving 10,000 km (6,213 miles) a year in a 4.6 liter Land Cruiser.
...Instead they recommend keeping "greener," smaller, and more sustainable pets, such as goldfish, hamsters, chickens or rabbits." (source)
I guess this "new finding" means the PETA freaks and the Sierra Club wackos must fight to the death. I'm thinking a Pay-Per-View event is totally in order. Maybe Pink VS. Leonardo DiCaprio? Or would she beat him too quickly to justify the event charge?