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February 2018 Issue

Pet-Food Environmental Impact

Our cats and dogs eat as much food as all the people in France, claims UCLA professor

With the American trend to consume less meat—which helps reduce the environmental effect of meat production—UCLA professor Gregory Okin began to wonder what the impact of our pets was. It turns out that U.S. cats and dogs cause 25 to 30 percent of the environmental impact of meat consumption in the United States.

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