Do cows have a larger carbon footprint than pigs?



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    Studies are being done on both animals to measure their carbon footprints, but from the information gathered thus far…yes, cows have a larger carbon footprint than pigs.  9% of all carbon emissions come from the methane from cows’ digestive system.  However, that’s not to say that pigs don’t have an impact on carbon emissions, too.  Efforts are being made to reduce carbon footprints in both the beef and pork industries.  It is entirely possible, though, that factory farms have the largest carbon footprint of all.

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    Besides carbon emissions, they have other impacts as well. Cattle requires more land, uses more water, (1st link) and stirs up dust. The dust contributes to hurricanes. (2nd link)

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