Cute and cuddly killer verses playful polluter.
With 9.2 million cats and 6.8 million dogs in the UK alone and the global pressure on lowering carbon footprints a new war is brewing. Are cats or are dogs going to be the green choice of the future?
Cats Carbon Paw Print:
- Cats are carnivores eating 2.5 million tonnes of fish each year – leaving the the oceans depleted.
- Eating on average one bird every 10 days.
- Cat waste contains harmful parasites dangerous to humans and wildlife.
- Kitty Litter has been made of carcinogenic bentonite clay, although an eco friendly variety now available.
Dog Carbon Paw Print:
- Dogs produce billion litres of urine a year.
- They consume 765 000 tonnes of food a year (although they are omnivores and can eat vegetable matter).
- Dogs are more prone to inbreeding problems as the gene pool shrinks within breeds.
Which animal wins the green vote? Register your vote at Namara Pet Community.
Consider other ways of reducing the carbon impact of pets by recycling pets rather than breeding to order. Or perhaps renting a pet for the weekend.