Surely there’s a more humane way to measure cows’ gaseous emissions.
One of the joys of not having an editor is that one can choose to use phrases like “cow fart” in your headlines. That being said, I think I’m going to put off buying that Prius and stop worrying about my carbon footprint until agribusiness takes care of its methane assprint. Who would’ve guessed that a single cow produces 800 to 1,000 litres (no mention of whether that’s gaseous or liquid) of “emissions” every day? And I have to say (after seeing the photo at left) that there must be a better way to measure these life-threatening farts and burps. The next time PETA goes on a save-the-furry-animals rampage, I’m going to have to stand on my soapbox and scream: “WHAT ABOUT THE COWS???” If you really want to learn more about bovine buttprints, watch this Reuters News clip on YouTube.