World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Animals help environment

Shields Gazette

2542 days ago   Article ID# 179187
Original URL



SOUTH SHIELDS, U K (Shields Gazette) - CONTROVERSIAL new book Time To Eat The Dog? The Real Guide To Sustainable Living suggests that pets damage the environment.

On the contrary, here at veterinary charity PDSA we believe that owning pets may help us improve our own carbon footprint – as well as provide many other benefits.

Many dog owners, for example, walk their children to school with their pet, rather than take the car.

This is good for our health as well as the environment.

Similarly, thousands of us take pets on holiday in the UK, rather than flying to distant holiday destinations, so helping cut carbon emissions.

Pets benefit us in many other ways too – evidence shows they can reduce stress and depression, improve health and teach responsibility to children.

Indeed, we know that schoolchildren with pets take about nine days less off school than those without.

So don't blame pets for the state of our environment; we first need to look at our own actions as responsible people and caring pet owners.

Copyright 2016 Shields Gazette   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 2542 days ago   Article ID# 179187

PDSA    Visit Website

More News

Stars sign up for charity football match in Shrewsbury

491 days ago From shropshirelive.com 


Pets charity opens town centre shop

817 days ago From Leicester Mercury 

LEICESTER, U K - Published: 29 May 2014. Add to PlaylistPlayShare Video. Boys & Girls Club of Collier County - Vu Naples - Event Photo & Videography. 4:01 ...

London marathon runner raises cash for animal charity

926 days ago From Epworth Bells 

EPWORTH, U K - While the food drive is a huge fundraiser for the food bank, that doesn't mean donations should ever stop coming in. “We stock the food bank pretty ... Flag as irrelevant Chalk Talk ...

Plucky girl is going to take the plunge for her favourite animal charity

1249 days ago From Milngavie Herald 

KIRKINTILLOCH, U K - Debbie said: =93I chose the PDSA because this is the UK's leading veterinary charity, caring for more than 490,000 pet patients belonging to people in need, which is only possible through the continued generosity of the public for this worthy cau ...

Fans aid animal charity

1561 days ago From This is South Wales 

SOUTH WALES, U K - FURRY friends in Llanelli were treated to a free once-over at a special veterinary open day. Animal lovers in the town were invited to come along to a fundraising day at the PDSA branch where a range of activities took place including a behind-the .. ...

Go to page:   1    2  Next >> 

<< Return To Animal News

Action Center

Humanity has entered new climate reality era

Action: Climate Change

Humanity has now entered a new climate reality era, with carbon dioxide concentrations expected to remain above the level of ...

Stop zombie development in Riverside County

Action: Wildlife Conservation

In 2012 the Center and allies stopped a mega-development from being built right next to the San Jacinto Wildlife Area. But li ...

Deforestation makes greenhouse gas emissions increase in Brazil

Action: Stop Deforestation

The emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) in Brazil increased by 3.5% in 2015 in comparison with the previous year – in the oppo ...

Oregon: Say no to a massive new factory farm

Action: Stop Pollution

Oregon officials are considering whether to permit a new factory farm in the northeast's Umatilla River Basin, and we need yo ...

No, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead, but it is very, very sick

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living structure, was trending on social media Friday, after it was declared dead ...

View All Actions >>





Follow Us


Find A Charity

Action Center




Twitter Support



Add A Site




Privacy Policy






Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.