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Apocalypse Hound

by James Lileks

Perhaps you saw the story ping-ponging around the Internet in August: Climate-change activists want to ban dogs and cats

You weren’t surprised. If something gives ease and joy to human life, someone yearns to ban it. If climate activists could wave a magic wand and make everyone in the industrialized world suddenly wear a hemp smock and live in a yurt slurping a slurry of tofu and pulverized insect thoraxes—a great source of protein!—many would say, “Heck, yeah.” The planet might not heat up by a full degree, and magic is probably carbon-free.

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