Cats in Australia eat 33,500 tonnes of seafood a year – more than double the amount landed annually by the country’s southern-east trawl fishery. The revelation comes in a paper entitled Towards Understanding the Impacts of the Pet Food Industry on World Fish and Seafood Supplies, produced by the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, which calls for an investigation into the pet food industry’ s impact. The authors, Sena De Silva and Giovanni Turchini, suggest that 13.5% of the total 39 million tonnes of wild-caught fish is used for purposes other than human food production. They calculate that 2.48 million metric tonnes a year of raw fishery products is directly used by the cat food industry. Fewer cats, more fish? What do you think? Full story here.