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Godstud wrote:We adopted a dog from people whose dog had puppies. A mutt in every way. We had her neutered so that she can't add to the problem of too many street dogs, so we're at least responsible pet owners.
Robert Urbanek wrote:“Dogs spend half their life with their noses in nasty corners or hovering over dog droppings so their muzzles are full of bacteria, viruses and germs of all sorts.” The strong bacteria have the power to cause a range of dangerous diseases, some deadly.
Capnocytophaga Canimorsus is a bacteria that lives in a dog’s saliva. It has the power to cause fatal infections including sepsis, which can ultimately lead to organ failure and even death.
Besoeker2 wrote:OK. We got ours from a rescue centre. Whether we did or someone else did, the footprint would be the same.
Pants-of-dog wrote:I have no idea if I am a dog lover.
We do not eat that here in Canada.
On topic, pets do come with associated environmental impacts. Most seem to be associated with how pet food is made. Since we need to change food production and distribution anyway, (in order to make it environmentally sustainable), we could easily do the same for pet food at the same time.
Rancid wrote:Sure, however, if there were no pet market though, there would be few dogs needing rescue. That is, few dogs overall, and thus a lower footprint.
Policy? Its simple they want to tell people how to run their lives and they want more of your money for dictating exactly how.
Pants-of-dog wrote:What say you write?
late wrote:A Carbon Tax is a market based solution designed by conservative economists.
It doesn't tell anyone anything.
Most of it would be rebated, the part that was not rebated would become credit for getting renewable energy.
Hilarious you just said a few posts ago "stupid comes with a price". How stupid do you think people are to fall for a rebate? Tell me what the price is don't give this shell game scam rebate.
late wrote:Sorry you got brainwashed, but the reality is simple, we have to deal with climate change.
The discussion is about how we deal with it.
I've talked about the cost repeatedly, possibly in this thread. We need an incremental tax, and the amount we will need gets higher every year we do nothing.
If we'd been smart, we could have started this at a couple cents/gal/year equivalent. It will have to be a lot more now.
Because stupid comes with a price tag.
Finfinder wrote:I simply asked you to explain in more detail why we need to change and why is it not environmentally sustainable. It's pretty straight for response to your post. Would you like to retract your statement? .
Your reply is odd.
Godstud wrote:@AFAIK A pet rock.
Pants-of-dog wrote:It is because you wrote so poorly that it was impossible to understand what you were trying to say.
This should get you started:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environ ... griculture
Finfinder wrote:Interesting these people keep bringing up intelligence and I keep saying attacking people pets is political suicide. It exposes how radical and far this movement will go extract tax revenue from people and control their lives. The totalitarian movement is desperate.
I understand its never your fault however when you want to back up ( in your own words ) statements you make on a debate forum let us know until then its worth the time.
We seem to have wandered off topic. Why pick on dogs?
What about bison, the various bears, camels, birds, etc?
Wipe these out??
Pants-of-dog wrote:Is someone proposing a tax to offset the environmental impacts of pets?
And since I have now provided support for my claims, is there a criticism about my argument that you would like to make?
Besoeker2 wrote:Ours is a collie, a working breed. We had them, had to have them, on the farm. They are needed for the job they do. I don't know how ours became a stray. But he already existed so we are not adding to the issue.
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