Wilder Harrier is launching a dog food made from Asian carp, helping to nourish pets and reduce the presence of the invasive species in local lakes and rivers. Asian carp thrive in Canada's cool waters yet they threaten indigenous species and their habitat so there are numerous initiatives in place to address their impact. The Montreal company is working with American fishermen so that Asian carp can be incorporated into Wilder Harrier's original recipe as the fish migrate towards and invade Quebec rivers. As the company describes, "Wilder Harrier aims to become a Canadian leader in the fight against these undesirable fish that threaten indigenous species and their habitat."
Making the most of alternative proteins, other ingredients like farmed black soldier flies, seaweed and leftover pulp from juice manufacturers are now being incorporated into dog food products.
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