These are the positive and negative impact on the environment.
Consumers world wide are feeling the effects of global warming and nearly 70% of middle class people strive to have a positive impact on the environment. Recent trends and future trends show consumers are buying organic food and sustainable pet products.
Governments all over the world are putting laws in place to make the manufactures of pet supplies more environmentally sustainable by using energy efficient ways to produce the products. This will leave less of a carbon paw print and save our environment.
With all of the animal rescue centres now available , abandoned animals now have a good chance of survival and being re homed to responsible loving families.
don't use this pet food as it is made with beef based products which has a much higher impact on our environment. Switch to a environmentally friendly one.
The environmental consequences of the pet industry are significant when you consider the land needed to make energy and resources needed for a large dog. The range of products and services hitting the market is huge as trends are encouraging people to humanize their pets.
Pet food requires hundreds of millions of tonnes of meat and grain, as well as a huge amount of energy, most of it drawn from fossil fuels. It then has to be tinned, bagged and transported call over the world. This creates pollution and has a negative impact on our environment.
Cats and dogs eat mainly meat based diets which is the most manufactured globally. Beef production has a high impact on the environment. With around one billion pets globally eating billions of cans of meat, they are producing half a billion tonnes of waste each year. Pets waste ends up in our storms drains and waterways contaminating them with bacteria that can cause human and wildlife disease. This then makes up 47% of landfill.
Animals are brought to Australia through the pet industry to make more money. Many of these animals have become ferrel and have caused a lot of damage to the environment and wildlife. (Kangaroos, native birds, possums,lizards,koalas etc). They are having considerable impact on farms productivity leading to financial loss for farmers. The consumer suffers as they normally will have to pay higher prices for food.
A large number of people like to own exotic pets such as jaguars, alligators, monkeys and rare birds. These animals are taken illegally from their habitat by smugglers and sold on the black market as it is illegal in most countries. The owners can't look after them properly so the animals usually die or are sent to zoos. Also taking animals from their natural environment can endanger rare species.
The treatment of animals is usually cruel and poor within the pet farms and with smugglers before they are sold to people.