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757690
03-27-2011, 12:00 AM
you're bad for the environment.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/03/26/dog.hybrid.mnn/index.html?hpt=C2


"Basically dogs are bad for the environment because they are large carnivores, so it takes a lot of land to provide their foods," says Robert Vale....

We're not suggesting you part ways with your pooch right now, but if you don't have a dog yet or are considering a second pet... a goldfish is equal to the impact of just two cell phones; two hamsters or four canaries can be compared to a plasma TV.

This article is why I trust dogs more than people. :cool:

marcshoe
03-27-2011, 01:06 AM
Frankly, if your goldfish is taking up as much resources as two cell phones, you're feeding him too much.

http://www.imageenvision.com/150/50007-royalty-free-rf-illustration-of-a-3d-pouty-fat-goldfish-mascot-in-a-small-fish-bowl-by-julos.jpg

dougdirt
03-27-2011, 01:10 AM
And how much of a footprint does a book make? That is a lot of trees...

GAC
03-27-2011, 06:05 AM
Dogs are worse for the environment then SUVs, and cost the earth more than a Toyota Land Cruiser? All I know is that a Toyota LC costs humans around 68 grand!

I bet this study was funded by cats. :mooner:

Newport Red
03-27-2011, 10:45 AM
Dogs are worse for the environment then SUVs, and cost the earth more than a Toyota Land Cruiser? All I know is that a Toyota LC costs humans around 68 grand!

I bet this study was funded by cats. :mooner:

My cat has a Cheshire sized grin right now.

Joseph
03-27-2011, 11:28 AM
I'm all for saving the environment, but if anyone thinks a study like this would make me change my mind about a dog they are crazy, and probably bad for the environment themself.

RFS62
03-27-2011, 07:43 PM
Hopefully, this was a government funded research project. I'd say about 40 million should have done it.

Larkin Fan
03-27-2011, 08:40 PM
It's "research" like this that makes people not trust legitimate research. Incredible.

GAC
03-28-2011, 05:41 AM
So can cows now breath a collective "sigh of relief"?

blumj
03-28-2011, 10:43 AM
We make all our dog's food. It can be a pain and it's expensive because he eats so much meat, and it takes a lot of freezer space and plastic containers, but it's also fun to cook for someone who doesn't mind a bit if it's not medium rare, that there's no salt in it, if the gravy's thin, every meal is always the best meal they ever had. You picky people can all just cook for yourselves.

marcshoe
03-28-2011, 11:13 PM
You know what really takes up a lot of the Earth's resources? Cubs fans! Time to start putting them down.

reds1869
03-28-2011, 11:38 PM
You know what really takes up a lot of the Earth's resources? Cubs fans! Time to start putting them down.

Perhaps we should just unleash Big Z and Carlos Silva on the Northside. That should take care of it.

Dom Heffner
03-28-2011, 11:55 PM
This was proven incorrect a few years ago. The math used here wasn't suspect, it was outright faulty.

RFS62
03-29-2011, 12:08 AM
You know what really takes up a lot of the Earth's resources? Cubs fans! Time to start putting them down.

:beerme:

Roy Tucker
03-29-2011, 01:10 AM
Soylent Green is people!!!

GAC
03-29-2011, 05:28 AM
You know what really takes up a lot of the Earth's resources? Cubs fans! Time to start putting them down.

I was gonna suggest then feed them to the dogs, but the flatulence would probably be even more harmful to the environment.

durl
03-30-2011, 11:28 AM
Those groups that support both animal rights and man-made warming theories are going to be incredibly conflicted by this one, huh?

Spazzrico
03-30-2011, 11:37 AM
Those groups that support both animal rights and man-made warming theories are going to be incredibly conflicted by this one, huh?

One thing they can do is simply eat less meat themselves to offset whatever their animals are using. If they are American this will seem like an unthinkable response.