New cricket treats for dogs are not only tasty, they are an excellent protein source an great for the environment as well!!!
The thing about meat-whether you love it or hate it, research agrees that meat eating has a negative affect on the environment, and of course, on the animals themselves. According to the David Suzuki Foundation, livestock production account for 70 percent of the planet’s land surface and is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide. They also point out that growing animals for food is also inefficient; it takes about 11 to 15 pounds of grain to produce 1/2 pounds of beef. Each of those take energy and water to produce, process, and transport. Undeniably, as global meat consumption increases, so does its climate impact. Plus, its expensive. What’s an environmentally conscious dog lover to do?
Here’s the quick answer: turn to insects!!!! Though the idea might make some people squirm, many insects are not only safe and nutritious to consume, but are high in protein, with levels comparable to the protein levels derived from beef and milk. According to he Scientist Magazine, house crickets, for example, contain approximately 21% protein per cricket, while ground been contains approximately 0.9 ounces per 3.5 ounces of meat, and on top of this, due to their abundance and size, insects are much easier to produce sustainably and humanely than livestock. By using 93 percent less land and consuming 83 percent less land than livestock, crickets emit far fewer greenhouse gas emissions into the environment.
On top of all of this: crickets are tasty. They are eaten as a snack in many parts of the world and it turns out dogs love them too!
Anne Carlson, a passionate businesswoman in the pet industry, recognized crickets winning combo of nutrition, sustainability, and nutty tastiness, and drew an obvious conclusion-crickets would make for an awesome super food, perfect for our dogs. By combining cricket protein powder with other delicious and nutritious ingredients, Anne created Jiminy’s, a line of excellent, protein-rich treats for dogs. Chock-full of iron, vitamins and fiber as well as protein, these tasty, earth friendly cricket dog-cookies are a perfect way for your pup to get ll of the nutrients he needs. There are three options available on amazon.