The war in Ukraine has engendered devastating worldwide impacts. It’s hurt Ukraine’s ability to produce various supplies that much of the globe counted upon.
Right now, the country’s top priority is beating back invaders from Russia and reclaiming land that Russian troops have illegally sieged amid the invasion.
Thanks to this war, the supply chain is taking hits. It doesn’t help matters that the supply chain was already not in the best condition, to begin with.
On the heels of worldwide lockdowns and labor shortages due to COVID mitigation responses, the supply chain already had its fair share of problems.
In the United Kingdom, the ramifications of war in Ukraine have led to cat litter being put to unusual use, according to MSN.
A Closer Look at Cat Litter in the United Kingdom
Typically, residents of the United Kingdom use wood pellets in order to keep their homes warm during colder seasons. However, wood pellets remain in short supply, thanks to the Ukraine war that’s been active for almost one year now.
As a result of this, folks in the United Kingdom are turning to cat litter as a substitute. The newfound use of cat litter as a home heating device has caused pet stores to see massive sales.
Welcome to the UK … now heating their homes with cat litter. 😢
The UK used to be an empire that dominated the planet.
“Households are using cat litter to heat their homes, according to pet shop bosses.” pic.twitter.com/zwJK5Yki1n
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) January 7, 2023
Furthermore, not only has the war in Ukraine made wood pellets harder to come upon, but it’s also caused the costs of energy to rise. Therefore, cat litter is being utilized as an economic tool to meet home heating requirements, without breaking the bank in the process.
Leaders in the United Kingdom are working to make wood pellets easier to find. Though in the meantime, it’s safe to say that some people may be sticking with cat litter for the foreseeable future.
More Problems to Come?
As things currently stand, there’s no sign of the war in Ukraine dying down. Russia continues its invasion, spreading lies about the West and lashing out at those who provide aid to Ukraine.
On top of that, sources with knowledge of Russian President Putin allege that he will never willingly give up the war in Ukraine.
After eating pet food, now people use cat litter to heat their houses.
“Jollyes, one of the UK's largest pet food stores, said its cat litter suppliers were "working overtime to fulfill demand" for wood pellets, after a sharp jump in sales earlier this winter.” https://t.co/ipsBRbUZzM pic.twitter.com/0MfHeluq5A
— Lord Bebo (@MyLordBebo) January 10, 2023
Ultimately, it remains to be seen how long this war drags out, how the data of casualties continues to present itself, and what international ramifications have yet to emerge.
Regardless, many people who’ve seen their own lives adversely impacted because of price rises or supply shortages will likely find creative ways to remain afloat. The use of cat litter to keep homes warm may barely be the tip of the iceberg.
Are you shocked to learn that many folks in the United Kingdom are turning to cat litter as a home-heating tool? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section.This article appeared in Watch Dog News and has been published here with permission.