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2009-12-22 8:12:58 AM  
My dog weighs 140....that's only half the size of the average farkette.
 
2009-12-22 8:16:22 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: My dog weighs 140....that's only half the size of the average farkette.


Of course, you've already figured out that you have a better chance with the dog.
 
2009-12-22 8:23:57 AM  
And as we learned on Top Gear, dogs are rear wheel drive. So, give me an SUV any day.
 
2009-12-22 8:27:15 AM  
So with my 2 dogs and my 2 SUV's I should be killed?
 
2009-12-22 8:49:03 AM  
this is one of the dumbest articles i've read in a long time.
 
2009-12-22 8:54:28 AM  

missmarsha: So with my 2 dogs and my 2 SUV's I should be killed?


Well, not really. You live in Canada so that's like having a pomeranian and a Chevy Aveo here in the States.
 
2009-12-22 9:20:55 AM  
Especially when I change her food...She can clear the room in no time! On the upside, she can fly!


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2009-12-22 9:27:28 AM  
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2009-12-22 9:47:07 AM  
TFA: "If pussy is scoffing..."


I've seen this more than I care to remember.
 
2009-12-22 9:59:18 AM  

Kyosuke: jehovahs witness protection: My dog weighs 140....that's only half the size of the average farkette.

Of course, you've already figured out that you have a better chance with the dog.


Some TFettes like peanut butter.
 
2009-12-22 10:05:26 AM  
What? Meat?

What dog gets fed raw meat every single day?

Also, 10,000 kilometers a year? That's really low, especially by North American standards.
 
2009-12-22 10:16:37 AM  

Rev.K: What? Meat?

What dog gets fed raw meat every single day?

Also, 10,000 kilometers a year? That's really low, especially by North American standards.


I think they're counting the grade D meat that gets put into dog food. Which is disingenuous.
 
2009-12-22 10:17:59 AM  

Rev.K: What? Meat?

What dog gets fed raw meat every single day?

Also, 10,000 kilometers a year? That's really low, especially by North American standards.


Agreed. If anything it should be about 15-20k a year. It seems to me they were fudging numbers just so they could have the sensationalist "zomg dogs r wurs than suvz!" article.

Also, I think that they are basing the meat off of the proteins in kibble product. I don't think many people feed their pets a diet of fresh meat.
 
2009-12-22 10:36:07 AM  

veedeevadeevoodee: www.litter.vic.gov.au


Holy crap. My town put a few of those signs up on the bluffs at the beach. It's word for word identical, aside from "North Vancouver" and the phone number. I thought they had been specially made.

Also FTA: while two hamsters equates to a plasma television

I'm pretty impressed that they can manufacture a plasma TV with only an impact equal to two hamsters. I'd also like to support the new "How many hamsters" method of measurement.
 
2009-12-22 10:44:47 AM  
Knowing is more important than judging. Satisfying an appetite that has been enlarged by exercise also has an environmental cost, but few would recommend being sedentary for the environment. If a pet ends up being mostly ignored and is a chore to take care of then getting another one might not be such a good idea. Overflowing shelters indicate that pets do not always integrate as well with people as they might.
 
2009-12-22 11:09:03 AM  

Aarontology: I'd also like to support the new "How many hamsters" method of measurement.


Ah, that explains those signs in the dildo section...
 
2009-12-22 11:17:47 AM  
Old BS is still BS. (new window)
 
2009-12-22 11:19:58 AM  

Rev.K: What dog gets fed raw meat every single day?


We feed our dog raw meat every day, for every meal.

He loves it!
 
2009-12-22 11:20:36 AM  
Awesome... does this mean we can pit the Sierra Club against PETA and let them kill each other off?
 
2009-12-22 11:22:45 AM  
Even the best trained dog is a pain in the ass.

Are most people that empty and afraid to be alone that they need to buy companionship. If you need to have something so dumb that it'll be glad to see you and love you no matter what you do to it (some exceptions, of course), then you have serious issues.
 
2009-12-22 11:23:14 AM  
stop making us waste plastic to pick up biodegradable waste
 
2009-12-22 11:23:50 AM  

el wharrrgarblo: Even the best trained dog is a pain in the ass.

Are most people that empty and afraid to be alone that they need to buy companionship. If you need to have something so dumb that it'll be glad to see you and love you no matter what you do to it (some exceptions, of course), then you have serious issues.


your handle suits you well.
 
2009-12-22 11:24:21 AM  
keying dogs? really? that's the best you can do subby?
 
2009-12-22 11:24:25 AM  
FTA: Combine the land required to generate its food and a "medium" sized dog has an annual footprint of 0.84 hectares (2.07 acres) -- around twice the 0.41 hectares required by a 4x4 driving 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles) a year, including energy to build the car.

To confirm the results, the New Scientist magazine asked John Barrett at the Stockholm Environment Institute in York, Britain, to calculate eco-pawprints based on his own data. The results were essentially the same.

"Owning a dog really is quite an extravagance, mainly because of the carbon footprint of meat," Barrett said.


Sounds more like the meat producers are to blame here
 
2009-12-22 11:25:13 AM  

treesloth: Awesome... does this mean we can pit the Sierra Club against PETA and let them kill each other off?


Throw the "It's A Jeep Thing" jack-offs in there, and you got yourself a cage match!

/Seriously, I don't want to understand
 
2009-12-22 11:25:22 AM  
Get near my dog New Zealanders Robert and Brenda Vale, and your gonna find a size 12 boot giving you a ecological enema.


/farking hippies
 
2009-12-22 11:25:28 AM  

el wharrrgarblo:
Are most people that empty and afraid to be alone that they need to buy companionship. If you need to have something so dumb that it'll be glad to see you and love you no matter what you do to it (some exceptions, of course), then you have serious issues.


You sound fat and lonely
 
2009-12-22 11:25:58 AM  
They should head over to the Great Dane dealership and set em all on fire.
 
2009-12-22 11:26:07 AM  

CastorPimp: el wharrrgarblo: Even the best trained dog is a pain in the ass.

Are most people that empty and afraid to be alone that they need to buy companionship. If you need to have something so dumb that it'll be glad to see you and love you no matter what you do to it (some exceptions, of course), then you have serious issues.

your handle suits you well.


It's true, for the most part. Trying to label me, instead of offering up something that may change my mind sure won't change anything.
 
2009-12-22 11:26:12 AM  

Kyosuke: Aarontology: I'd also like to support the new "How many hamsters" method of measurement.

Ah, that explains those signs in the dildo section...


"Hamsters not intended for oral use"

/WTF do you think gerbiles are for
 
2009-12-22 11:27:26 AM  
I've got nine dogs and five cats so the earth hasn't got a prayer. Greenpeace should come over and terminate me.
 
2009-12-22 11:27:36 AM  
Just get rid of the stupid SUV.
 
2009-12-22 11:27:40 AM  

el wharrrgarblo: Are most people that empty and afraid to be alone that they need to buy companionship. If you need to have something so dumb that it'll be glad to see you and love you no matter what you do to it (some exceptions, of course), then you have serious issues.


Dude! SHHHHHHHH! You're gonna piss off the cat people.
 
2009-12-22 11:27:41 AM  
Wouldn't having babies be the worst out of all of these?
 
2009-12-22 11:28:06 AM  

TrimBandit: el wharrrgarblo:
Are most people that empty and afraid to be alone that they need to buy companionship. If you need to have something so dumb that it'll be glad to see you and love you no matter what you do to it (some exceptions, of course), then you have serious issues.

You sound fat and lonely


6'9", 250 (little fat) married to a top 10 finalist (youtube submission portion) of the Playboy 55th annaversery playmate search.

\has a shiatzu
\\great dog, still a pain in the ass
 
2009-12-22 11:29:28 AM  

missmarsha: So with my 2 dogs and my 2 SUV's I should be killed?


No, No, you just need to go kill 18.7 Africans, 7.2 Indians (Dots not Feathers), 6.8 Chinease, 5.4 Mexicans or 4 Americans, English, French, Germans, Spanish, Dutch, or Canadians to make up for your excessive life style.
 
2009-12-22 11:29:40 AM  

el wharrrgarblo: has a shiatzu


Well, there's your problem.
 
2009-12-22 11:30:01 AM  

TrimBandit: el wharrrgarblo:
Are most people that empty and afraid to be alone that they need to buy companionship. If you need to have something so dumb that it'll be glad to see you and love you no matter what you do to it (some exceptions, of course), then you have serious issues.

You sound fat and lonely

and a cat owner.
 
2009-12-22 11:30:03 AM  

LeroyBourne: Wouldn't having babies be the worst out of all of these?


THIS!

I can't believe that people who are in favor of taking tests and getting background checks for guns (a tool), don't share the same view on having children.

Most people are farked up from thier parents, and straight up dumb. Most people have no business breeding.
 
2009-12-22 11:30:21 AM  

Kyosuke: Aarontology: I'd also like to support the new "How many hamsters" method of measurement.

Ah, that explains those signs in the dildo section...


Not Hamsters, this is more like the Gerbil Method of measuremment, meaning PETA can pull numbers out their asses like Richard Gere pulls gerbils out his ass.

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2009-12-22 11:30:47 AM  
Meh, I would think the logical response would be for PETA to euthanize the dogs and dispose of them illegally in a dumpster behind a grocery store.

/Wait what?
 
2009-12-22 11:31:29 AM  

Shilldog: Rev.K: What? Meat?

What dog gets fed raw meat every single day?

Also, 10,000 kilometers a year? That's really low, especially by North American standards.

I think they're counting the grade D meat that gets put into dog food. Which is disingenuous.


Especially since they say feeding a cat fish heads is A-OK. I don't think they're putting chicken breasts and sirloin into dog kibble; they get the same stuff that gets turned into sausage otherwise.
 
2009-12-22 11:31:40 AM  
Crap like this makes me care less and less about the environment.
 
2009-12-22 11:31:51 AM  

Doggiewoggie: I've got nine dogs and five cats so the earth hasn't got a prayer. Greenpeace should come over and terminate me.


I'll bet your house smells wonderful.
 
2009-12-22 11:32:40 AM  

zymurgist: TrimBandit: el wharrrgarblo:
Are most people that empty and afraid to be alone that they need to buy companionship. If you need to have something so dumb that it'll be glad to see you and love you no matter what you do to it (some exceptions, of course), then you have serious issues.

You sound fat and lonely and a cat owner.


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Snowball says, "Fark You".
 
2009-12-22 11:32:48 AM  

TrimBandit: el wharrrgarblo:
Are most people that empty and afraid to be alone that they need to buy companionship. If you need to have something so dumb that it'll be glad to see you and love you no matter what you do to it (some exceptions, of course), then you have serious issues.

You sound fat and lonely


Are some people so self-centered and lazy that they can't be bothered to care for another thing, because it's just too much trouble? I bet you're the same guy who'd like to shoot a dog because it peed on your car tire.
 
2009-12-22 11:33:22 AM  
Should I run over my dog with my SUV?
 
2009-12-22 11:33:56 AM  

el wharrrgarblo: Are most people that empty and afraid to be alone that they need to buy companionship.


For the record, I didn't buy your mom, I rented her...
 
2009-12-22 11:34:18 AM  
Dog ownership has the same ecological footprint as driving an SUV. PETA responds by keying killing dogs and tossing them in a dumpster.

FTFY, subby.

treesloth: Awesome... does this mean we can pit the Sierra Club against PETA and let them kill each other off?


Yes, if PETA weren't already against pet ownership.
 
2009-12-22 11:34:25 AM  
So all that spoiled grocery store meat, used deep fryer grease, meat from diseased cattle, leftovers & entrails from the slaughterhouse and roadkill is better for the environment if we let it all rot rather than turn it into dogfood? What am I missing here?
 
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