Overshoot day and our pets

It’s overshoot day today and I can not help wondering how eco-friendly we are with our dogs. How much we spend on them or how much meat they eat or how many plastic bags we use every day.

I found this text on Overshoot days homepage: “By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester.”

I have read a lot about the environment this summer. Watched documentaries and read news articles and have realized how bad it is. Do you think about the overshoot day and the environment, or do you think there are companies and governments that should solve this problem? Or do you think that we don´t have a problem and that we can go on like we always have done?

I use as little plastic bags as I can today after that I realized how many you use every day for just one dog. Even though the plastic bags are environmentally friendly, energy is required to take care of them. Here at home, I throw Willes feces into the woods. It is better for the environment. But everyone, obviously, can not do that. Read that dog’s feces need twenty days to turn into soil. No soil you can plant with, cause you do not use soil after carnivores apparently.

I do not eat meat and have nothing from the wildlife in my fridge, but Wille eats meat and Ebba too. Trying to mix it out with vegetables and create as varied meals for them as I can. Something I have decided not to give them is fish. We fish far too much, and our waters are overfished.

Is it just me that think about this or do you to?

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