Saturday, August 11, 2012
The Environmental Impact of Alpacas
Pesticides are uncommonly used in alpacas because the limited need to do so. Thus, the potential environmental impact is negligible.
Based on our research to date, we consider camelids to be one of the lowest risk species in North American agriculture with respect to potential human exposure to pathogens or to by-products of the animals' waste. Therefore, this species seems to be ideally suited to "urban farming" settings.