Who will have it ruff with global warming?

Global warming goes to after the dogs:

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.

Time to short Pets.com stock again.

(Hat tip: InstaPundit)

14 comments Add your comment

jconservative

October 22nd, 2009
3:43 pm

Chicken, rabbits & don’t forget the fish if you have the land for a large pond.

jt

October 22nd, 2009
4:05 pm

Ancient Aztecs raised packs of Chihuahuas in their sewage systems for food AND waste disposal.

No lie.

Saul Good

October 22nd, 2009
6:13 pm

Why raise chickens and rabbits when you can just as easily eat the dog or cat you have? Who decided which animals we can eat, and which get “protections” and are only to be known as “pets”? If you can eat a chicken or some hamburger…you can find no argument as to why you can’t just eat your beloved fluffy. There really is no difference.

Shananeeeeeeee Fananeeeeeeeee

October 22nd, 2009
7:16 pm

Obama is a total liar. He scammed his sheep as the “perfect candidate” and has yet do accomplish anything. Change in 2010 and 2012, Change we are looking forward to.

SP

October 23rd, 2009
7:27 am

I think I’m going to go wok my golden retriever.

Chris Broe

October 23rd, 2009
8:50 am

What do you call a dog that has been run over by traffic in North Korea? A drive-thru restaurant.

Ormewood

October 23rd, 2009
8:53 am

Hey Soul Good, let me know how that dog tastes. Meanwhile, I’ll stay with Zaxby’s.

Stan

October 23rd, 2009
8:54 am

New meaning to Red Rover…
Would the GA Dinner then be called the GA Lab?
Hot Dog!

That’s all I got…

Joan

October 23rd, 2009
9:28 am

The last thing Americans need to worry about is eating. Most of them are overweight as it is. Maybe they need to think about taking some serious slices off the sides and feeding it to the dogs. By the way there are a lot of people that don’t have as much justification for drawing breath as my dog.

Chris Broe

October 23rd, 2009
9:38 am

Wooten has a remarkable piece today that features the controversial greatest-generation diet of Hoover Hogs. What exactly were the Hoover Hogs? Were they jackrabbits or armadillos?

German Shepherd Dawg

October 23rd, 2009
9:47 am

Saul Good,

I hate strapping on a flame thrower here, so I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you’re making an attempt at sarcasm. I have dogs that I’m fairly sure are about as smart as some people who post comments on these blogs.

Dogs in particular have domesticated and seek companionship with humans. I can recite stories of people whose lives were saved by their dog…good luck getting your cow to wake you up during a fire or dragging you to safety after an accident (both true stories)

Chickens are so stupid they can drown in a rainstorm because they don’t have the sense to stop looking up at the rain falling on them.

jconservative

October 23rd, 2009
10:00 am

What is missing from a person’s life that requires them to have an animal for companionship? Mentally unable to relate to other humans? Big inferiority complex?

Just asking.

madmommy

October 23rd, 2009
1:57 pm

Jconservative, if you have to ask what an animal brings to your life, then you’ve never had one before. Trust me, they do more than most people do and the comfort and compainionship they provide is priceless.

Animals of all types have been used as food in hard times and I agree that more people need to get back to basics so to speak, but cats and dogs had their own set of uses on a family farm and shouldn’t just be replaced, but added to instead.

MrLiberty

October 24th, 2009
9:26 am

The production, processing, and transport of beef and other animals for food is the greatest source of economic destruction on this planet. From the methane produced by them to the massive amounts of petroleum products required for fertilizers, pesticides, and the operation of slaughterhouses and trucks for transport, this industry is a wasteful mess. Add to that the overwhelming quantity of waste that flows into our rivers and underground aquifers and it is clear that the best thing anyone could do to help out the environment is to eat locally grown, organic plant material and nothing else.

Love the dog, pet the dog, care for the dog, but don’t eat the dog. And stop eating every other animal too.