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  •  How the hell does it take more land to feed a (1+ / 0-)
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    Dogs are fuzzy

    'medium sized' dog, than it takes to feed a person presumably around 4-5 times their bodyweight?  Dogs are omnivores, so it can't be that it takes more meat for them.  Cats are obligate carnivores, if I recall, so yeah, they're going to take more land than a somewhat larger omnivore, but how are they calculating dogs?  Or is it simply that they're using numbers based on US consumption of anything?  I would imagine US human numbers are more along the lines of 10 acres or more per person if it takes 2 for a medium dog in the US, since Americans 'overconsume'.

    If we are going to get serious about the environment then we need to limit the number of pets we have, zero being best.
    Actually, it would be better yet to limit the number of humans on the planet, starting with those that either A) live in areas with super high consumption (the US) or B) breed a lot.

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