This article was originally posted in Worldwatch's Is Sustainability Still Possible? blog. The United States is home to 85.8 million cats and 77.8 million dogs. They all have to eat. And that’s a problem–particularly when owners decide to feed their pets as if they were people. The environmental impact of … Continue Reading ››
Babies and puppies. Everybody seems to love them—perhaps it’s instinctual, perhaps it’s socialization. Probably the latter, for in Washington, DC, where I live, far more people stop to make goo-goo noises at puppies than at babies. And in some cultures, dogs are meat sources, not sources of affection.