British veterinary group says move to insect-based companion animal food for the environment
The British Veterinary Association says some insect-based foods are better than “meat” options for companion animals.
They say insects being used for food is more environmentally friendly compared to the usual meat foods.
Simon Doherty, the BVA president, told BBC News:
“There’s a really exciting future for the use of insect protein for companion animals.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity - looking at insects to provide alternative sources of some of the nutrient ingredients we use in pet food diets.”
“You’d still be killing insects but some vegetarians might find that more palatable than killing cows or chickens,” he said.