Avoiding meat is climate protection

Farm animal husbandry is one of the greatest environmental sins of our time: up to 70% of the greenhouse gas emissions generated in agriculture are attributable to it. In addition, there is an enormous burden due to the high consumption of fresh water and the use of fertilizer for the arable land on which animal food is grown.

Land consumption is also taking its toll: 33 million square kilometers are needed for pasture. In addition, many times more land is used for animal feed production – one of the causes of cleared rainforests and destroyed biodiversity.

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What role do pets play?

Pets have a critical impact on a household’s environmental footprint. This is because huge amounts of meat are used in their diet. A study from the USA concluded that 30% of animal calories are consumed by dogs and cats alone.[1]

The result: more than a quarter of the environmental damage caused by livestock farming is attributable to our four-legged companions.

[1] Umweltauswirkungen der Nahrungsaufnahme von Hunden und Katzen, Okin, 2017.

But that’s just slaughterhouse waste, isn’t it?

For a long time, dogs were fed on what came as leftovers. But those days are long gone. Today, only the best is enough: muscle meat that would also be suitable for human consumption is no longer a waste – but a sign of quality.

So for the food of our pets, other animals die. Somewhere we seem to have taken a wrong turn when it comes to animal love.

“My dog needs meat!”

One of the most common arguments against giving up meat is that dogs need meat for a complete diet. Often paired with the argument “After all, he descends from the wolf!”.

But how much do our dogs today have in common with their ancestors? They live with us in heated apartments, sleep on soft sofas or in cozy beds. And their digestive tract has also changed over the tens of thousands of years of domestication:

They have learned to digest carbohydrates and have become true omnivores. You still need a lot of protein and other nutrients – but the dog’s body doesn’t care where it gets all that from.

Insects are the sustainable alternative

Insects are an environmentally friendly source of protein that is healthy for your dog and the planet alike. Because they provide all the nutrients dogs need for a healthy life – and with a much smaller ecological impact:

  • 93% less area consumed
  • 98% less water consumption
  • 92% less CO2 emissions
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Insektenfutter für einen grünen Pfotenabdruck

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