NY Times solicited comments on climate change from authors in various countries. This one is from a lady in Denmark.
Don't know where she got the info in this quote, but it doesn't make me warm & fuzzy:
I find it hard to believe that one of our retrievers causes as much pollution as a Land Cruiser!I did, though, (mis)appropriate the climate angle in the course of a discussion about pets. “A medium-sized dog pollutes as much as a 4.6-liter Toyota Land Cruiser clocking more than 6,000 miles a year!” I tell him, reading out of the newspaper.
Can you imagine having to buy carbon credits for each of your dogs? Wonder how much for cats? Is that why someone has proposed that you get a credit for your pet expenses on your FIT?
Can you imagine if the PETA folks get hold of this?!