Today is World Animal Day. As an animal nutritionist, the obvious take on this is to celebrate how we can contribute to the improved welfare of animals through feeding them fresh, healthy, species appropriate foods. And we should celebrate this!
But in the case of dogs, this must come at the expense of another animal’s life. It is an unfortunate but undeniable reality that many moons ago, with the best of intentions and no capacity to see this far into the future and know then what we know now about the impact of meat consumption, we domesticated carnivores.
As a loving dog owner, but also a loving citizen of the Earth and a bleeding heart greenie, I struggle with this. How can I not?