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Time to Eat the Dog? Sustainable Living?!

Updated on December 27, 2017

A Sustainable Living Guide: What the Dog Prints Say

Eat the dog? Perfect timing this new book, coming out right after Not Evil, Just Wrong’s debut about Al Gore's misadventures.

Eat the Dog?

"TIme to Eat the Dog" may be a real eye-opener on sustainable living but is it a sustainable concept?
"TIme to Eat the Dog" may be a real eye-opener on sustainable living but is it a sustainable concept? | Source

Personally, I have several reasons for yahooing this news about this book, but the important reasons to read this hub, check out the links, buy the guide, then share it with students, coworkers, and neighbors far outweigh my thoughts and feelings.

Time to Eat the Dog's title will be controversial across the board. Dog lovers and dog haters alike will look twice when they see the title. Kate Ravilious' new book is being summarized the world over with How Green Is Your Pet?

It is timely stuff you might want to check out. It also leaves me wondering how many dogs roam Al Gore’s multiple properties...

A Prize From New Zealand Is Bound Up In "Time To Eat The Dog"

While I want to check out the claims made by the authors of Time to Eat the Dog before I go too far with this, on some level it has got to become a best seller.

No one is going to take the title seriously, and the authors are going to catch it big-time for using it, but it should certainly get the topic the attention it deserves from the public, especially those who plan to save the earth.

Of all animals to eat dog is not going to make my list on any day under any circumstances--actually, just reading the title is rather stomach turning. Personally, I dislike them more often than I like them anyway.

Dog lovers don't need to be upset with me, it's just my opinion, just like some people find cats distasteful, but eating either isn't an option at any time, don't you think?

However, the saving grace of the main title’s chutzpah is its subtitle, The Real Guide to Sustainable Living. If it is indeed a handbook, it’s gotta be a good one for everyone is interested in the green theme.

If it is all satire, Time to Eat the Dog is gonna be great. If it is a pack of lies, part and parcel with Al Gore’s gobbledygook, well, I’m not sure they will ever get a prize for it since it does not appear to be on the right side of the left.

Who Knew A Book Like "Time To Eat The Dog" Would Come From NZ

Before I did a little search to find out more about New Zealand’s problems with common animals I would not have guessed where this book came from. It would be difficult to say how surprised I was to read that this book came out of that small country.

Considering their huge effort at reestablishing the country's indigenous fauna I thought it might be a mistake that authors Robert and Brenda Vale were publicized as from New Zealand. Turns out they happen to be from a situation that prepared them to speak authoritatively on this very subject.

Let Reason Rule!

How about we think the concept of pets and the environment through more carefully?
How about we think the concept of pets and the environment through more carefully? | Source

Global Green Stuff For Sustainable Living

Time to Eat the Dog
Time to Eat the Dog

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The fact that the Vale’s have gone to so much trouble to reason out the facts on the eco-pawprint of pets in TIme to Eat the Dog is amazing in that they were probably ridiculed from the get go.

Yet, common sense says their premises are valid and, from what I have seen so far, they offer hard-line information to back up their propositions.

Considering the green-theme party lines on all the save the earth concepts that are out there, it is especially remarkable that their work does not leave one trying to figure out whether they were drunk or if they were stoned when they wrote the book.

Since I love my husband’s Land Cruiser, and dogs using my flower beds for their bathrooms makes me angry at their owners, I confess a bias in favor of this book without having read it. But read it I will, and if it’s what I hope it is, then I will continue to promote it.

Viva Robert and Brenda Vale's courage! Time to Eat the Dog is a timely publication that took pluck to print. These authors deserve our applause.

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  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from the short journey

    Benjamin Chege,

    Thanks for checking this out. Time has given new shades to the green theme, and though my approaches aren't popular, I'm thinking of reworking the writing I've done on the topic.

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    Benjamin Chege 

    5 years ago

    Hi Rtalloni. Nice hub. I find the book satirical, but I love your review. Voted up and awesome. I have to read it to get more content from it. It looks like a must read book.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from the short journey

    Don't have the book just yet but you might find the news articles that are coming out interesting. The growing "green theme" has me on alert for truth vs. fiction... Thanks for commenting! Oh, we've had a long list of both pets and livestock. Now we have a wonderfully intuitive, friendly, sweet cat, a member of our family, but she does not like the Land Cruiser.

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    Peggy Woods 

    9 years ago from Houston, Texas

    As an animal lover, I was curious as to this title. I'll just bet from what you have written that the actual book is written as satire. Please post an update after reading...thanks.


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