A life surrounded by and living in crap has its benefits – if you’re a dung beetle. That life is also a boon to livestock, us, and our planet. The dung beetle, who spends its days living, eating, and reproducing in poop, is a master at waste management… Today, many entomologists and farmers have high praise for dung beetles. "They are the good guys," George Hamilton, PhD and chair of the Department of Entomology at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, said. "We have them here in New Jersey. On farms they aerate and consume decomposing manure. Without them, decomposition wouldn’t happen as quickly as it does now."
/ / / The humble dung beetle is a great ally in the fight against climate change