First it was the cows, by farting, that caused global warming. Of course, Al Gore believes that human cause global warming. Now a UCLA study, using your tax dollars and tax financed facilities have found the real culprits causing “global warming—your dog and cat. No this is not a joke article put out by the Onion or CNN or the NY Times. This is a “real” study.
“Dogs and cats are responsible for 25 to 30 percent of the impacts of meat production in the United States, said Orkin. Compared to a plant-based diet, meat production “requires more energy, land and water and has greater environmental consequences in terms of erosion, pesticides and waste,” the study found.
And what goes in, must come out. In terms of waste, Okin noted, feeding pets also leads to about 5.1 million tons of feces every year, roughly equivalent to the total trash production of Massachusetts.
“Given the significant environmental impact of meat production, the contributions of our omnivorous and carnivorous pets deserve special attention,” according to Okin’s study, published in the journal PLOS ONE. “The U.S. has the largest population of pet dogs and cats globally, with an estimated 77.8 million dogs and 85.6 million cats in 2015.”
So, it is the meat that they eat that causes global warming. Hmm. Humans eat meat. So they take away is that meat is the cause of global warming—so we are back at getting rid of cows—but add pigs, lambs and other forms of meat. Remember the marketing slogan, “Pork, the other meat.”
To use a slogan about not sending kids to college—“A mind, a terrible thing to waste.” In this case the professors have minds that are a waste. Sad. UCLA used to be a serious institution.
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