DOG FOOD HAS A MASSIVE IMPACT ON THE PLANET
The world’s pets eat 20% of the planet’s meat
That’s the equivalent environmental impact of 13.6 million cars!
Staggering isn’t it?
Owning a medium sized dog has twice the environmental impact of building and running an SUV like a Toyota Land Cruiser.
WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY AT OMNI
WHY IS MEAT SO BAD?
Rearing and feeding livestock to fatten them up so that they can be slaughtered for their meat is an incredibly inefficient use of precious resources.
It takes millions more acres of land and billions more litres of water to grow the crops needed to feed them, compared to feeding ourselves and our pets with these crops directly.
In fact, 50 times more carbon dioxide is emitted to create 100g of beef protein compared to plant-based protein sources like peas or tofu.
Whether your meat-based pet food is premium, or made from meat by-products, it’s all a part of the meat production industry, which, from beginning to end, is an environmental catastrophe.
To add to this, the manure generated by intensive livestock farming is often stored in vast containers that frequently overflow, releasing antibiotics, bacteria and pesticides into the environment. As it decomposes, it releases more harmful emissions including methane and ammonia further contributing to global warming.
It also threatens biodiversity. By clearing forests, destroying natural habitats and using toxic pesticides to grow feed for livestock, the industrial meat industry is contributing to the extinction of thousands of species, many of which haven’t even been discovered yet. This loss of biodiversity is as huge a threat to humanity’s continued existence.