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Doctor in environmental sciences at the University of Lausanne, Daniel Curnier considers that pets are ecological disasters.Catherine Cochard
In 2020, Switzerland had just over 1.7 million cats and 500,000 dogs. What do these numbers inspire you?
As a specialist in environmental issues, these figures make me dizzy. Pets consume resources and produce waste. Grooming parlors and veterinary surgeries occupy large areas and the production of their food requires significant embodied energy. From a theoretical point of view, it is not defensible to feed so many cats and dogs when the ecosystems are already ransacked for human food. This reality is completely invisible to the industry, which only seeks to make a profit.