Alvar Pet – Use of by-products by Eetu Helminen

Pets are an increasing challenge both in mitigating climate change as well as tackling biodiversity issues. The use of byproducts is sensible and welcome and therefore the act provides one answer to the challenge. It does not however tackle the root cause of growing numbers of pets and their need for animal protein. The fear is that when the profitability of food production raises through the up-cycling of the byproducts and making the production more profitable, it also increases the production of eg poultry products in general.