You’ve heard about rising sea levels. Acid rain. Starving polar bears. Mass extinctions.
But flaming piles of poop?
The Catskill Animal Sanctuary, just over the New York border in Saugerties, making a warmer, squishier attempt at climate change education. They’re focusing on poop.
“At the Sanctuary, we’ve become experts in the brown (and sometimes green, white, or gray) stuff; we know who poops the most, who farts audibly and who can do a “one cheek sneak,” the sanctuary said in a release. “Staff can even recognize a certain pig’s (Russell’s) individual poops by sight — and smell.”
Among the poop-related activities scheduled for the event — Saturday, Sept. 29 — is guess the poop, and the event begins with a story about a flaming pile of poop, because, why not.
But, of course, it’s not about poop for poop’s sake.
“The overflow of feces from animal agriculture is a true environmental crisis — literal lagoons of waste outside of farms will overflow and contaminate groundwater and cause numerous health problems in surrounding communities,” the sanctuary wrote. “And farts are less amusing when you know that methane emissions are contributing to our imminent climate catastrophe.”
The sanctuary is located at 316 Old Stage Rd, Saugerties, N.Y., the event is scheduled for Sept. 29, at noon .