SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom showed he still knows how to grab headlines. Like his proposal to post warning labels for cell phones. However, if Newsom really wants to expand his campaign to protect consumers and the environment, he should propose a ban on pets.
While the supposed link between cell phone use and brain tumors has been largely dismissed by many experts, including the American Cancer Society, there's substantial evidence that pets and their appetites impact the planet, negatively.
The land required to feed a medium-sized dog's appetite is approximately 2.07 acres -- around twice the land required by a 4x4 driving just 6,200 miles a year, including energy to build the car.