Vegetarians have a problem. They may not want to eat meat, but their cats definitely need to eat meat. So how do you feed a cat meat in the most environmentally safe way possible?

Generally fish and poultry takes less resources to raise than beef or lamb, so that’s one way to minimize your cat’s food on the environment. Some people even make their own cat food from fresh ingredients, but unless you know what you’re doing, your homemade cat food may be missing vital nutrients that your cat needs.

So shop around and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Most cat food contains meat by-products, which is a euphemism for animal parts that get ground up. Normally these meat by-products consisting of organs, bones, and other parts of animals that humans rarely eat, would get thrown away. To avoid waste and maximize profits, slaughterhouses simply sell┬áthese meat by-products to companies that turn them into pet food.

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