Wednesday, September 05, 2018

What do our pets contribute to the Anthropocene?

Listen to this discussion and find out some of the systemic implications of keeping pets.  Population control enthusiasts may want to bring pets into their frames of reference?

"Geographer Gregory Okin is an insomniac. But what keeps him awake at night is a little unusual. 

Chooks. Not the noise they make. But what they eat. And that got him thinking about the ecological pawprint of what the world serves up to its pets. 

So instead of counting sheep he found himself counting …well…one cat and dog…two cats and dogs…163 million cats and dogs..."

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