Climate Change and Insect-Eating Dogs
First reported by Bbc.com
- There is good news for environmentalists wanting to save rainforests. In place of feeding your dog Brazilian beef, you can now supplement black soldier flies into their diet.
- There are pet food manufacturers that have decided to swap out beef for insects because beef cattle are raised on soya. Soya plantations are responsible for large amounts of greenhouse gases.
- “Insects can be a very useful source of protein,” said pet diet expert Aarti Kathrani. “More studies are needed to show how much of these nutrients can actually be absorbed by a dog’s body – but some studies suggest that insects can provide nutrients for dogs.”
- Feline food is also in the mix. Kathrani says that there are insects that can provide a much needed amino acid for cats called taurine.
- What impact do you think pet food made out of insects has on the overall environment?
- What are your thoughts on pet food made out of insects?
- Would you feed it to your pet?
Do you fret that your pet pooch is blamed by environmentalists for turning rainforests into poo in the park?
Have no fear – you can now fatten Fido on black soldier flies instead of Brazilian beef.
A pet food manufacturer now claims that 40% of its new product is made from soldier flies.
Dog food made with insects will hit the shelves in UK supermarkets this week. The firm that makes it wants to reduce environmental damage caused by pets eating meat. Will it go down well with pet owners? Wld you buy it? #BBCBizlive @BBCBusiness @BBCNews https://t.co/QosGDqDt72
— Maryam Moshiri (@BBCMaryam) January 10, 2019
Cats and dogs consume 20% of meat & fish worldwide – should we feed them insects instead?
— Charlotte Payne (@libertyruth) January 11, 2019
I think "insect-fed" dogs is more accurate. https://t.co/Wt0nLlNjPe
— Ari Phillips (@re_ari) January 10, 2019
Climate change: Will insect-eating dogs help? https://t.co/2a3gS8RKPi
— Vastuullisuusuutiset (@Vastuullisuus) January 10, 2019