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Climate change: Will insect-eating dogs help?

January 10, 2019

By Paul Homewood


h/t oldbrew



Has Roger Harrabin finally lost the plot?



Do you fret that your pet pooch is blamed by environmentalists for turning rainforests into poo in the park?

Have no fear – you can now fatten Fido on black soldier flies instead of Brazilian beef.

A pet food manufacturer now claims that 40% of its new product is made from soldier flies.

It’s one of many firms hoping to cash in on the backlash against beef by people concerned that the cattle are fed on soya.

These soya plantations are responsible for the release of greenhouse gases in significant quantities.


Maybe Harrabin is the one who needs to be put on an insect diet.

  1. dave permalink
    January 10, 2019 10:29 am

    “Has Harrabin finally lost the plot?”

    Only in the way of a Vicar desperate to fill the Parish Magasine after another month in which both God and the villagers did nothing noteworthy.

    • dave permalink
      January 10, 2019 10:30 am

      Except that it got cold up here:

    • January 10, 2019 12:51 pm

      When did he have the plot?

    • Jon Scott permalink
      January 10, 2019 5:35 pm

      His job is to mention climate change as often as possible because as his marxist editor thinks “say it often enough and if not challenged it becomes fact”. I think he has a quota of times he must say it to be invited to all the best climate pantomime parties, all paid for BY YOU.

      • theguvnor permalink
        January 10, 2019 5:51 pm

        Its the job of everyone on the BBC to mention ‘climate change’ as often as possible. I was listening to an article on R4 today on a scientist researching the ‘murders’ of flycatchers by native Great Tits in the Netherlands. The article was introduced as whether climate change has an effect on the events. The researcher never once referred to climate change but did make distinctions of events between temperature differences ie; seasonal weather. Is the last embers of beeb using its shilling from its EU paymaster?

  2. Ian Magness permalink
    January 10, 2019 10:36 am

    Well, what do they say about (bull)shit: a million flies can’t be wrong?
    The good Comrade may be on to something here. Use bullshit to feed flies to feed mammals, including us.
    The opportunities are endless for the Comrade’s BS, it seems.

  3. Jules permalink
    January 10, 2019 10:42 am

    I remember reading a James Delingpole article a few years ago where Roger Harrabin once said that people without a science degree were unqualified to talk about AGW.

    • Peter F Gill permalink
      January 10, 2019 11:27 am

      Roger’s degree is in English and he talks about science all the time. You can rely on English graduates for science, for example, Bryony Worthington (now Baroness Worthington) drafted the Climate Change Act.

      • HotScot permalink
        January 10, 2019 12:54 pm

        Peter F Gill

        Not forgetting the great bullshitter himself Stephen Mosher.

  4. Max Sawyer permalink
    January 10, 2019 11:20 am

    My cat eats the occasional spider (OK, not insects). Perhaps she is a closet AGWist?

    • January 10, 2019 11:27 am

      I thought that vegan cat food was the latest fad

      • Ian Magness permalink
        January 10, 2019 12:05 pm

        …if you want to kill them…

      • Jules permalink
        January 10, 2019 12:11 pm

        Anybody who treats their cats as vegans need to have said cat removed.

  5. January 10, 2019 12:19 pm

    “backlash against beef by people concerned that the cattle are fed on soya”

    Thank you. Did not know about the soy connection. Thought it was enteric fermentation they were worried about.

    • Bill Berry permalink
      January 10, 2019 2:00 pm

      That as well. Depending on the markets, the soybean meal or the extracted oil swap places as the reason for growing the stuff. The oil content is so high soybean qualifies as an oilseed crop.

  6. January 10, 2019 12:42 pm

    The late David MacKay (author of “Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air”) had it right when he said “if everyone does a little, we’ll achieve only a little”, presumably one reason why he has been dropped like a hot potato by Big Green, which is doing very nicely thank you from the large payments for all the littles.

    • HotScot permalink
      January 10, 2019 12:56 pm


      I don’t imagine this would have helped.

  7. saparonia permalink
    January 10, 2019 1:58 pm

    No wonder why my cat, (who goes out on a lead), finds dogs, (straining on their leads to take a bite of her), amusing.

  8. Jon Scott permalink
    January 10, 2019 5:30 pm

    For BBC that once venerated institution read Daily Sport……

  9. The Man at the Back permalink
    January 10, 2019 5:30 pm

    Horrabin never had the plot to lose as others have said!

    When he spoke about this on a short BBC Radio 2 news item this a.m. he dropped in a bit of “balance” – have the judgements against him had an effect? Today he did point out that the meat in dog food was mostly offal discarded by humans – with the obvious inference left for the listener to draw.

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