What pet owners can do to make their animals more climate friendly

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Flying less, taking public transport, eating more vegetarian food: There are plenty of ways people can lessen their impact on the environment. One thing few people are talking about though is pets. Research suggests that a larger dog can make up half of the total carbon emissions that a person should make in order not to harm the climate further. “If someone goes to a demonstration in favour of more measures to protect the climate and they bring along their 50-kilo dog while they’re calling for a halt to short-haul flights, that’s double standards,” says Matthias Finkbeiner, head of the Instit…

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