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A pet is just as bad for the environment as well as with your SUV Europe traverse
Environment Who thinks it wise not to eat meat, solar panels to buy and a house to insulate, can the towel in the ring throwing as he is at home also have two dogs and a cat. Our loyal four-legged friends indicate a significant carbon footprint behind, or rather: pootafdruk.

The impact of companion animals on our climate, according to Swiss researchers, a lot bigger than we think. “It is mainly the large voerconsumptie that impact on the environment,” says Niels Jungbluth. He is the director of ESU Services, a research firm that specializes in environmental research.

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The ecological pootafdruk our pets in a year leave would you be able to compare with the number of miles driven in an SUV. A horse? That pollutes just as much as 21.453 km away. Your sweet little pussy? 1.413 km. And the dog? Equal to 3.677 km. That is about the same as a single journey between Stockholm, sweden and Malaga in the South of Spain.


over The last few years among dog owners, a trend to your dog is not supermarktbrokjes more to give, but fresh steak. And it is precisely that steak that is so polluting. We could eat less meat eat, if you're the dog, every day a piece of cow, then put our vegetarian lifestyle unfortunately little flesh on the bones. In addition, we have a habit of to our dog, cat or horse to eat a lot to give. It is estimated that as many as 35% of our pets are overweight, according to research by the Dutch National information Centre on Companion animals. the

in Addition to power supply housing and the feces are harmful to the environment. In the case of horses there are also journeys to the hay to the barn to transport. “If in the stable shavings from the environment be used in place of straw, the impact already with 30 per cent”, the researchers conclude. the

we Have the dog and the cat, well, if we have sustainable life force? So far have now also not to go, but only raise awareness about the consumption of our animals is not wrong, says professor of Nutrition Companion, Myriam Hesta of the University in Ghent. They emphasized in The Newspaper that is not over the first step is to create the footprint. In addition, it is recommended to pets restvlees to give what at the butcher normally, the garbage goes into effect, such as tripe and heart. the

you can Find the cat or dog anyway, too bad for the environment? A fish or a rabbit is a more durable alternative. A fish is just as harmful as 14 kilometers away by car.

How harmful is my animal per year?
Horse: 21.453 km
Dog: 3.677 km
Cat: 1.413 km
Rabbit: 691 km
Parakeet: 124 km
Vis: 14 km

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