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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Dogs and Cats Cause Global Warming Says Leftist Professor
Leftist loon professor says cow farts will kill us all. But let us not forget the silent, but deadly dog fart.
(Washington Times) - Another way to curb climate change: Get rid of your cats and dogs and buy a hamster.
UCLA professor Gregory S. Okin concluded in a study published last week that certain pets, specifically dogs and cats, have a “significant” impact on greenhouse-gas emissions as a result of their meat-based pet-food consumption and feces production.
What’s the answer? “Reducing the rate of dog and cat ownership, perhaps in favor of other pets that offer similar health and emotional benefits would considerably reduce these impacts,” Mr. Okin said in his study, “Environmental impacts of food consumption by dogs and cats,” which appeared Aug. 2 in the journal PLOS One.
For example, he suggested moving away from dogs and cats in favor of smaller animals like hamsters, reptiles and birds, or herbivores like horses.
His recommendations, which are likely to meet with resistance from the nation’s legions of dog-and-cat lovers, come with the climate-change movement increasingly jumping on the population-control bandwagon in the name of reducing emissions.
A July 12 study by researchers with Lund University in Sweden said that the most dramatic way to reduce one’s carbon footprint is to “have fewer children,” while the San Francisco progressive group Having Kids has called on Prince William and Princess Kate to forgo a third child.