Lots have happened since I began the journey to a more healthy life for both me and my animals. How to use food as a way to keep the immune system as strong as it can be and that I wish for us to live a long and healthy life. I am adding a lot of greens in Willes and my food and try to eat as clean as possible.
What I do not give my animals is fish and I do not eat it my self either, even though I love to eat fish. Why? I have always had an interested in the environment but this year that interest became more of an obsession and I have learned so much about what is going on in the world. Three things that concern our fishing:
- We are overfishing our oceans
- The fish that we have out in nature now is in some grade toxic
- The fish, and also marine animals, eat the plastic that ends up in our oceans and if we eat them the plastic ends up in us or our pets. Lifes irony I guess.
“It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don’t know everything.”
― Alexander McCall Smith,
Swedens national food agency gives the recommendation to not eat more than one fish a week from the Baltic sea because of toxins. When you give that kind of recommendation about food, that you can find out in nature something is really wrong and I want to be part of the change that we all need to go through for our environment to have a breather.
One thing that got really graphic with our fishing problem in the world was when I watched the Google and Leonardo Dicaprio foundation project Global Fishing Watch there you can see how many boats that are out fishing right now. My first thought was: Is there any fish left to take? That and the knowledge that fish today are so polluted has made me not to give fish to Ebba and Wille.
I and my animals just not only exist on the planet but we make a footprint and what I believe my children are going to belive and talk about. It feels right to take a stand against our consumption, how small that stand even is.
You can calculate your environmental footprint on The climate account. I did not like the question: How much are you spending on your pet a year? I spend way too much on my pets.
Do you think on your pets environmental footprint out in the world? Tell me. I would love to know:)