Two researchers from the Victoria University in New Zealand, Robert and Brenda Vale, found that their doge had a bigger carbon footprint than the V8-powered Toyota Land Cruiser they drove. When we heard about this, we though the dog needed to go to a vet, but this has nothing to do with its backside.
To put things in perspective, the two researchers calculated that if they drive their SUV about 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles) a year it would use “55.1 gigajoules of energy”. To make that, they would have needed only half the land needed to make the food for the dog.
“We’re not saying that we think SUVs are a good idea,” said Robert, “but we do find it interesting how they have been vilified for their damage to the environment while pets have been completely ignored.”
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