The Guardian recently ran a great piece on how U.S. and English farmers are breeding miniature cattle (breeds vary in size, but average around three feet tall). Originally, farmers experimented with smaller breeds to conserve space, often in response to a loss of land. But today, these "teacup cattle" may be a sustainable solution to cattle ranching–a practice that's notoriously environmentally damaging. Experts estimate that livestock products creates about 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, not to mention all the waste cows create and feed needed to sustain them. Mini-cows require just one-third of the feed of regular cattle, but produce three times the beef on the same amount of land. Plus, one standard-sized cow emits as much methane as 10 mini-cows.

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Are teacup cattle the wave of the future?
The Guardian recently ran a great piece on how U.S. and English farmers are breeding miniature cattle (breeds vary in size, but average around three feet tall). Originally, farmers experimented with smaller breeds to conserve space, often in response to a loss of land. But today, these "teacup cattle" may be a sustainable solution to cattle ranching–a practice that's notoriously environmentally damaging. Experts estimate that livestock products creates about 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, not to mention all the waste cows create and feed needed to sustain them. Mini-cows require just one-third of the feed of regular cattle, but produce three times the beef on the same amount of land. Plus, one standard-sized cow emits as much methane as 10 mini-cows.

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11 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 7/30/10 - 12:19:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they think raising cattle is causing "global warming", it makes me think they're thinking too hard. Also i think global warming is a huge scam. By a bunch of NWO "progressives" who want us to change everything and tax us for doing it. How about world war 3 instead?
11 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 7/31/10 - 3:56:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 7/30/10 - 12:19:04 PM marc780 wrote:
If they think raising cattle is causing "global warming", it makes me think they're thinking too hard. Also i think global warming is a huge scam. By a bunch of NWO "progressives" who want us to change everything and tax us for doing it. How about world war 3 instead?

Yeah, all the evidence that the ice caps are melting and ocean dead zones are expanding at rates faster than ever before in recorded history, all in line with the era of fossil fuels and a human population boom...that's all just one big unfortunate coincidence. Ignoring it will make it go away eventually.
11 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/1/10 - 1:20:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 7/30/10 - 12:19:04 PM marc780 wrote:
If they think raising cattle is causing "global warming", it makes me think they're thinking too hard. Also i think global warming is a huge scam. By a bunch of NWO "progressives" who want us to change everything and tax us for doing it. How about world war 3 instead?
On Saturday 7/31/10 - 3:56:44 PM Koto wrote:
Yeah, all the evidence that the ice caps are melting and ocean dead zones are expanding at rates faster than ever before in recorded history, all in line with the era of fossil fuels and a human population boom...that's all just one big unfortunate coincidence. Ignoring it will make it go away eventually.

Do you really think ignoring it will just make it go away? Grow up and get with it.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/30/12 - 9:52:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Awwww, I want a tiny cow.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/30/12 - 10:07:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/31/10 - 3:56:44 PM Koto wrote:
Yeah, all the evidence that the ice caps are melting and ocean dead zones are expanding at rates faster than ever before in recorded history, all in line with the era of fossil fuels and a human population boom...that's all just one big unfortunate coincidence. Ignoring it will make it go away eventually.
On Sunday 8/1/10 - 1:20:08 AM PaperHeart wrote:
Do you really think ignoring it will just make it go away? Grow up and get with it.


10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 1/31/12 - 3:55:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probably not.



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