Would you eat your pets? Here's a good example of the difference between WTSHTF (When The $#!t Hits The Fan) and TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It)
Of course you wouldn't eat your pets during a WTSHTF event. It'll all be over in a few days and besides the government can be depended upon to deliver food and supplies eventually.
Ah, but with TEOTWAWKI, where there is no help coming, that's horseflesh of a different color isn't it?
In the ubiquitous "Survival Situation" what part of the food pyramid are pets? If goldfish are part of the fish food group where do cats fit in?
In the meat group alongside fried Fido, Mr. Ed and Lassie!
Let's take a look at the different scenarios.
WTSHTF: It's day five in the shelter and novelty of the government issued MREs has worn off. Fluffy doesn't realize you had to trade your wedding ring to get him meal #8 with beef patty. Fluffy eats it but with a look that says you'll never be forgiven.
TEOTWAWKI day five without food you're starting to see turkey boots on Fluffy's drumsticks er… legs. And Fluffy is in constant danger of giving your position away by barking at every band of marauders that comes near. If they find Fluffy it'll be shish kebab time and it's only a matter of time until that happens. Then it hits you, Fluffy is going to be eaten by someone! Better Fluffy becomes barbeque for family than strangers.
Further thoughts on pet food.
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