This is going to need some thinking about.
carbon pawprint of a pet dog (roughly the size of an alsatian), is twice that of a 4.6-litre Toyota Land Cruiser driven 10,000 kilometres a year.
Let's hope it's a spoof.
The book title ("Time to Eat the Dog") loses in diplomacy what it gains in impact.
If its not a spoof, this is going to lose us the Dog Vote. And the Cat Vote.
We need a Calming Statement asap.
"The Green Party would reduce the carbon pawprint of the companion animal population through natural wastage and ensuring that no Unwanted Pets are Brought into this world. We recognise the great contribution to health and happiness that pets give to many people, and the deep emotional bonds not just with specific animals, but with animals in general. We will re-introduce Dog Licenses which the Conservatives so foolishly abolished. We recommend that each cat's diet should include at least one mouse a day". er...
...will that do?
It certainly throws a new light on the old Korean saying, "A dog is for Christmas and not just for dinner".