LETTERS: Dogs, cats are bad for environment

Editor:

I love dogs, hummingbirds, squirrels, raccoons, sand pipers – all animals.

However, the unique thing about dogs is that they are human-created. We domesticated wolves.

They served their purpose in the past and continue to do so if you are a New Zealand sheep herder, narcotics officer, etc.

If you do a little research, you will find that dogs and cats are actually very bad for our environment principally due to their meat consumption (that’s one of many reasons experts advocate to keep your meat consumption as low as possible) which necessitates a humongous beef cattle industry.

The resultant methane production is one of the factors leading to global warming.

Since White Rock council recently announced they support all measures to mitigate global warming, it is hypocritical of them to have dog-friendly policies.

Alex Galo, White Rock

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