Cutting your pet’s carbon paw print

Is owning a carnivorous pet ethical when everyone around is making efforts to reduce meat consumption for a sustainable future?

11th August, 2019
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Johnnie Craig with Sonny the dog eating a vegetarian diet Pic: Maura Hickey

The children are begging for a puppy. Do you gently explain, over your ‘meat-free Monday’ dinner of lentil casserole, that they can’t have one because it’s not a sustainable option for the future of our planet to introduce another meat-eating creature into the household? It’s unlikely to stop the tears and the pestering, but happily it is possible to be an ethical consumer and a dog parent too....

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