Appearing on Good Morning Britain this morning, environmentalist Donnachadh McCarthy said that “owning pets is selfish” and that we shouldn’t replace our existing pets when they die because of their carbon footprint.
Bat-shit crazy McCarthy was debating Countryfile host Julie Bradbury. McCarthy insisted that most of us do not need pets and that by keeping cats and dogs in city homes and apartments, we are giving them a “horrendous life.”
He went on to claim that emissions from the average dog is equivalent to two households of electricity in a year. He obviously has no sense of irony. Bullshit emanating from his gob is equivalent to the emissions of a thousand Texan steers.
McCarthy suggested that in order to head off the coming climate apocalypse, we need to divest ourselves of things that are convenient but not essential.
“Like everything else, cars are convenient, flights are convenient, pets are nice to have – but we have to think of the consequences behind them,” he said.
He went on to say that unless your pet is essential for your health, you should “consider not replacing them when they pass away.”
“What we need to do is think in an emergency. We have to look at essential needs and essential requirements.”
They live among us eh?
Should we give up pets to save the planet?
Environmental campaigner Donnachadh McCarthy says once pets die, they shouldn't be replaced due to the environmental impact.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) April 27, 2021