Who knew cat flatulence was such a hazard?
IF you own a cat, you know the smelly truth: they break wind and it's foul. Not only that, it harms the planet.
All forms of flatulence – from cats, dogs, even from Dad – contain methane, a greenhouse gas thought to contribute to climate change.
If you've been feeling guilty about it, help is at hand. For just $8, a Sydney-based company, Easy Being Green, can now make your cat carbon-neutral, so it can "live guilt-free for a year".
Make no mistake, the cat will still smell, and its emissions will still contain methane, but Easy Being Green vows to spend the $8 you give them on products, such as energy saving light bulbs and water-saving shower heads, that reduce emissions elsewhere (if not in your own backyard).
The scheme can be applied to any product, animal or person. For $20, the company made Jenny Cracknell into a "carbon-neutral granny" last year. Her daughter, Emily, gave her a gift certificate to offset two years' worth of flatulence.
"I don't like to brag, but I actually don't have much flatulence," Mrs Cracknell said.
"But when I do, I feel okay about it, because the damage to the planet has been offset."
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