Wednesday, May 4, 2005

An elephant poops and we have air conditioning?!


The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is considering using its own animal waste to provide energy for the zoo. In particular, given the amount of poo an elephant supplies, they will be the largest provider.

First instincts are to laugh about this, but the technology is available. It would reduce energy costs and disposal costs for animal waste, and perhaps make people re-think killing animals.

Imagine if we could reduce oil dependency and prevent animals from being slaughtered at the same time. Perhaps instead of hunting them, we could walk behind animals with large pooper scoopers. I know I am going to look at my cat's litter box in a whole new light now.

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