Did you know your pet’s carbon footprint could be as big as your car’s? There’s an ongoing trend to feed our furry friends human quality meat and it’s a serious contributor to climate change. If pets were a country, they would be 5th in global meat consumption due to owners’ misconception more meat equals better health. Red meat accounts for 10-40 times more greenhouse gas emissions than grains do, and 80% of the Amazon’s deforestation is linked to cattle ranching. Experts across industries agree meat-heavy diets are not inherently better for your animal’s health than less meat-heavy options. Unlike humans, dogs and cats can consume animal by-products, like organs, that may otherwise end up in the landfill. Next time you’re at the vet, ask what other food options might work for your pet. Have some brand suggestions? Write them in the comments below! ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ##YEARSproject #climatechange #pets #dog #cat #petfood #meat #greenhousegases #mansbestfriend #furryfriends #doggie #kitty #carbonfootprint #fourleggedfriends - The Years Project

Did you know your pet’s carbon footprint could be as big as your car’s? There’s an ongoing trend to feed our furry friends human quality meat and it’s a serious contributor to climate change. If pets were a country, they would be 5th in global meat consumption due to owners’ misconception more meat equals better health. Red meat accounts for 10-40 times more greenhouse gas emissions than grains do, and 80% of the Amazon’s deforestation is linked to cattle ranching. Experts across industries agree meat-heavy diets are not inherently better for your animal’s health than less meat-heavy options. Unlike humans, dogs and cats can consume animal by-products, like organs, that may otherwise end up in the landfill. Next time you’re at the vet, ask what other food options might work for your pet. Have some brand suggestions? Write them in the comments below! ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ##YEARSproject #climatechange #pets #dog #cat #petfood #meat #greenhousegases #mansbestfriend #furryfriends #doggie #kitty #carbonfootprint #fourleggedfriends