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avatar Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Larger than SUV
October 23, 2009 06:07PM
(perhaps should have been posted in the trail food thread)

http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/2987848/Save-the-planet-time-to-eat-dog

Save the planet: time to eat dog?

The eco-pawprint of a pet dog is twice that of a 4.6-litre Land Cruiser driven 10,000 kilometres a year, researchers have found. Victoria University professors Brenda and Robert Vale, architects who specialise in sustainable living, say pet owners should swap cats and dogs for creatures they can eat, such as chickens or rabbits, in their provocative new book Time to Eat the Dog: The real guide to sustainable living.....



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/24/2009 10:30AM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 23, 2009 09:14PM
Mmmmm.... SUV, fava beans, and a good Chianti.



Old Dude
Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 24, 2009 12:04AM
I have no doubt that this is actually true - meat based diets for ANY creature, especially those that depend on domesticated animals as the food source, are going to be carbon and resource intensive in general. However, Jane #221 in the comments below has it right - unless we stop growing the human race beyond the bounds of this planet, NOTHING we do will make enough difference to matter in the long run.

I would never eat a cat, dog or any other living thing with a nervous system.
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 24, 2009 06:52AM
I am soooooo hungry
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 24, 2009 06:53AM
Bronco's a bit tough. Marinate overnight.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 24, 2009 08:07AM
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mrcondron
Bronco's a bit tough. Marinate overnight.

In soy sauce. He likes it salty.

Jim
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 25, 2009 03:27PM
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tomdisco
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mrcondron
Bronco's a bit tough. Marinate overnight.

In soy sauce. He likes it salty.

Jim

What wine goes with Bronco?
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 25, 2009 03:30PM
Chianti, see above post.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 25, 2009 03:33PM
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mrcondron
Chianti, see above post.

Really? I was thinking Rustoleum.
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 25, 2009 03:35PM
That would be the digestif.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 25, 2009 04:25PM
Boone's Farm, maybe. Or better yet, Thunderbird wine. Do they still make these champions of the palate?

Jim
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October 25, 2009 04:27PM
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tomdisco
Boone's Farm, maybe. Or better yet, Thunderbird wine. Do they still make these champions of the palate?

I actually saw some Boone's Farm in a store recently. Somebody must be buying the swill.
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 25, 2009 04:39PM
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eeek
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tomdisco
Boone's Farm, maybe. Or better yet, Thunderbird wine. Do they still make these champions of the palate?

I actually saw some Boone's Farm in a store recently. Somebody must be buying the swill.


Isn't it used as Bronco hydraulic fluid?
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Large than SUV
October 25, 2009 05:04PM
Actually it's the other way round.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Larger than SUV
October 26, 2009 03:50AM
What animals eat a dog carcass? I mean, in the wild? Wolves and coyotes don't live forever, right?
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Larger than SUV
October 26, 2009 04:54AM
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Vince
What animals eat a dog carcass? I mean, in the wild? Wolves and coyotes don't live forever, right?

Same mammals, birds, insects that eat any carrion. Wolves will kill and eat coyotes, ground squirrels will eat roadkill ground squirrels (makes for a massacre sometimes if the opportunists get hit by other vehicles) bears eat dead bears (recent grizzly kill by hunter in North of Yellowstone attracted lots of grizzlies), etc. Eagles are very active on dead animals (the noble eagle is a scavenger!). Wolves will kill non-pack wolves and, I am fairly sure that a wolf will eat an alien or "non-pack" wolf if condiitons allow.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Dog Carbon Paw Print Alleged Larger than SUV
October 26, 2009 12:34PM
Remember the old M&M commercial where they were eating their own kind?

Jim
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