Slash your dogs carbon pawprint by cutting out meat
In our latest buyers' guide to dog food, Katy Brown encourages dog owners to reduce the carbon footprint of their pets by feeding them a balanced vegetarian diet.
The buyers' guide author says.“Meat production is now recognised as a major contribution to global warming. With a number of nutritionally balanced dog foods now commercially available, dog owners have the opportunity to cut the environmental impact of their pet,”
If dog owners are reluctant to feed their pets a vegetarian diet however she recommends that another effective way of reducing the carbon footprint of their pet is to feed their dog scraps from the fishmonger or butcher which would otherwise be thrown out.
The buyers' guide also reveals that despite being a nation of animal lovers, many of the UK's leading brands of pet food are implicated in the cruel testing of pet food on animals.
Ethical Consumer supports the ongoing boycott organised by the animal rights group
Uncaged against companies which test their pet food on animals. The brands involved in the boycott include Pedigree, Hill's Science Plan dog food and Whiskas and Kitekat cat food.