The way we breed pets is causing global warming
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Science and the whole of humanity are seeking to combat climate change. However, sometimes the contributing factor to this process is more serious than it is from a few small things we can not even imagine. For example, a recent study has showed that even the way we raise dogs and cats can make the world warm up day by day.
Specifically, experts from the University of California, Los Angeles said that family pets were having a great impact on the process of climate change.
Animals are more and more like a family member and their diets also change. Modern people have a habit of using dry food, canned food for pets because they are both convenient and good for their health.
As meat consumption increases, meat production must also increase.
However, many families let dogs and cats eat food with their own because they think that people eat dog eat like that good. This is invisible, leading many pet owners to eat too much meat - more than humans - and that's part of the reason our planet which is heating up.
As meat consumption increases, meat production must also increase. For those who do not know, the process of raising livestock for meat releases a huge amount of greenhouse gases into the environment.
According to research professor Gregory Okin, the American diet accidentally created 260 million tons of CO2 from the production process. In addition, the high-protein diet of dogs and cats also produced up to 64 million tons of CO2 per year - a shocking figure for many scientists. It equated to the annual emissions of 13.6 million cars.
Estimates suggest that pets cause 25% to 30% of the environmental damage in the United States. Not to mention, their excrements, whether cleaned or discarded, also increase the total volume of human waste.
Modern people have a habit of using dry foods, wet foods (canned goods) for pets.
"I like dogs and cats, so I certainly do not recommend that we do not feed them because it is not healthy for them," said Professor Gregory Okin.
"But I think we should think about the effects of pets on the environment, and they have a huge impact."
Thus, what's the solution? According to Professor Okin, we do not necessarily have to have too high a diet for pets.
"Dogs do not have to eat steak. In fact, they can eat more things than humans, so let's combine diets with starches, just to have smaller or equal portions of meat when compared to human. That's enough."
By: Oralie Smith