Those Doggone Global Warmists

Mark J. Fitzgibbons
Chris Plante's return to talk radio at Washington-based WMAL is welcome for many reasons. This morning he spoke of a book by global warmists with the disgusting title, Time to Eat the Dog.

Reviewing the book for The Dominion Post, Tanya Katterns writes:

The eco-pawprint of a pet dog is twice that of a 4.6-litre Land Cruiser driven 10,000 kilometres a year, researchers have found.

Victoria University professors Brenda and Robert Vale, architects who specialise in sustainable living, say pet owners should swap cats and dogs for creatures they can eat, such as chickens or rabbits, in their provocative new book Time to Eat the Dog: The real guide to sustainable living.

Katterns quotes Brenda Vale, who attempts to assure us ‘caninefiles' the authors mean no harm:

"The title of the book is a little bit of a shock tactic, I think, but though we are not advocating eating anyone's pet cat or dog there is certainly some truth in the fact that if we have edible pets like chickens for their eggs and meat, and rabbits and pigs, we will be compensating for the impact of other things on our environment." (Emphasis added.)

Phew! I thought by the sick, offensive title of the book the authors meant to give us more than a little bit of a shock. I'm glad they clarified they aren't advocating that dog and cat owners actually eat their pets. Merely advocating for pets we can eat is a horse of a different color, correct?

Especially with the White House's pushing for Cap and Tax legislation, it's good to know radical global warmists aren't thinking of seeking unreasonable, far-reaching controls over our daily lives, although Katterns also writes:

Professor Vale took her message to Wellington City Council last year, but councillors said banning traditional pets or letting people keep food animals in their homes were not acceptable options.

Here's a bit of advice for global warmists: stay away from our pets.
Chris Plante's return to talk radio at Washington-based WMAL is welcome for many reasons. This morning he spoke of a book by global warmists with the disgusting title, Time to Eat the Dog.

Reviewing the book for The Dominion Post, Tanya Katterns writes:

The eco-pawprint of a pet dog is twice that of a 4.6-litre Land Cruiser driven 10,000 kilometres a year, researchers have found.

Victoria University professors Brenda and Robert Vale, architects who specialise in sustainable living, say pet owners should swap cats and dogs for creatures they can eat, such as chickens or rabbits, in their provocative new book Time to Eat the Dog: The real guide to sustainable living.

Katterns quotes Brenda Vale, who attempts to assure us ‘caninefiles' the authors mean no harm:

"The title of the book is a little bit of a shock tactic, I think, but though we are not advocating eating anyone's pet cat or dog there is certainly some truth in the fact that if we have edible pets like chickens for their eggs and meat, and rabbits and pigs, we will be compensating for the impact of other things on our environment." (Emphasis added.)

Phew! I thought by the sick, offensive title of the book the authors meant to give us more than a little bit of a shock. I'm glad they clarified they aren't advocating that dog and cat owners actually eat their pets. Merely advocating for pets we can eat is a horse of a different color, correct?

Especially with the White House's pushing for Cap and Tax legislation, it's good to know radical global warmists aren't thinking of seeking unreasonable, far-reaching controls over our daily lives, although Katterns also writes:

Professor Vale took her message to Wellington City Council last year, but councillors said banning traditional pets or letting people keep food animals in their homes were not acceptable options.

Here's a bit of advice for global warmists: stay away from our pets.