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The best way to be an eco-friend to animals is to rescue (or re-home) a pet rather than buying one. Petfinder has facilitated more than 13 million adoptions in the last 15 years (we’re talking barnyard animals, rabbits, reptiles, horses, and yes, dogs and cats. Visit their fascinating website by clicking petfinder.com.
And yes, GREEN PETS are today’s Friday Focus. Seven more posts to go. Unleash yourself!
Dog on a bike / chien sur velo – Bangkok, Thailand, originally uploaded by Sailing “Footprints: Real to Reel” (Ronn ashore)
If you’ve made efforts to reduce your reliance on gas by riding your bike, now you can get Fido in on the action. Instead of driving your pet somewhere for a walk, why not reduce emissions and go by bike instead?
The WalkyDog attaches to your bicycle and keeps your hands free for safe travel.
Being green wasn’t easy for Kermit the Frog, but for some animals, eco-friendly behavior is part of their nature. Most pythons, for instance, have a taste preference for shrews, mice and rats, which helps rein in overpopulation and its adverse effects on the environment. For more eco-friendly facts, click animal.discovery.com.
If you’ve ever seen a cat scarf down a can a tuna, you have to wonder if the idea of a Vegan feline simply goes against nature. Well, if you consider how suspect the meat industry is in producing food for human consumption, you really have to wonder about the quality of the meat that’s put into pet food. Get the vegan kitty primer from PETA.
From New York to New Orleans, Texas to Washington State, greener animal shelters are popping up everywhere. One of the best examples of doing right by animals and the environment is the Silcone Valley’s Humane Society Animal Community Center.
It’s one of the first animal welfare agencies in the United States to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification, and features a Photovoltaic solar system that generates 40-50 % of the facility’s electricity needs.