Both Slashdot and BoingBoing linked to this article today. If you frequent these sites I’m sure you’ve seen it.
I for one wish I hadn’t.
I got work to do, so I will keep this brief and to the point:
Getting rid of your dog, or your kitty or even your freaking goldfish, won’t absolve you of having a gasoline-guzzling monster of a car.
This is sheer lunacy. Even if I ignore that what carnivorous animals eat is mostly crap that a human wouldn’t touch if you starved him for a month (in other words the yucky by-products of the production of food for humans) this so-called theory isn’t worth the paper it was printed on. All our cat does is purr, eat, chase the occasional bird and sometimes fart a little (oh, horror, just like those evil moose farts that we got to fret about a few years ago). A car, on the other hand, is a machine that eats gasoline, which by the way happens to be a non-renewable resource, and blows tons of exhaust into the air. Exhaust that is composed of carcinogenic hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide (which causes global warming), nitrogen oxide which causes (amongst other things) acid rain, and a slew of other friendly compounds. Aside from that cars aren’t known for being that great on the subject of biodegradeability.
And now try to tell me that I should get rid of Cat and buy a car. I dare you. I double dare you. And if you try, I’ll shove my carbon footprint up your stupid pseudo-scientific arse.