The impact of animal farming on the planet, and how insect protein can help

15th July 2019

Yora Dog & Cat Food on Brighton Beach

We’re all trying to do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint. As a Dad of two, I often cook for the family and I’m more and more conscious about making ethical, as well as healthy, purchases. I want to make choices that are responsible for the planet, as well as my family’s wellbeing.

There’s been so much in the news lately about the climate change problems associated with eating meat that we’re all trying to cut down our intake, and the pooch is no exception!

While the rest of the family are happy with a veggie stir-fry and swapping chicken for tofu on occasion, dogs don’t have that much of an easy alternative. They need meat proteins to thrive, but when you look at the maths of what goes into typical meat production it is pretty eye opening.

Animal lovers are nature lovers, but the fact is that owning a dog is not good for the planet… The amount of water, land and greenhouse emissions required to create 10kg of beef protein for dog food are immense - 2,100 square meters of space, 1,500 kg of greenhouse emissions and a staggering 1,120,000 litres of water.

And once you know the facts, it’s hard to feel good about feeding a traditional meat diet to your pet. Luckily there is an alternative, and a really good one at that!

Yora production requires around 45 times fewer resources to create the same amount of protein- a massive reduction. It offers a really easy substitution we can make that’s great for the planet and great for your pet.

Over a year of feeding your dog Yora instead of a popular meat-based alternative, you could save 1294.2 kg of CO2, which is equivalent to a flight to Brazil! *

Apart from anything else, our customers dogs can’t get enough of Yora - a licked-clean bowl after every meal! Result!

Dog eating Yora pet food from green bowl

*https://co2.myclimate.org/en/portfolios?calculation_id=1909610

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