<<From the Guardian The authors of a recent book, Time to Eat the Dog?, warned that the energy required to feed a cat is the same as that required to build and drive a Volkswagen Golf for 6,000 miles a year.

Robert Vale, one of the authors, has said that poultry and rabbits have a lower impact than red meat and fish when used as pet food. “When feeding a pet… the advice is to think feathers and long ears, not horns and fins,” he said.>>

OK, I suppose that the energy used to make a volkswagen is spread over the whole of the cats expected lifespan – but even so this seems a little surprising – I realise that that is the point but

Can we all join in? Please post your most amazing statistics about energy use here. Note that no proof is required.