February 2, 2013
Do we really need a 'policy intervention' to prevent cats from chasing mice?
You can't make stuff like this up. The Huffington Post reports that a new study, led by Scott Loss of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, is calling attention to the baneful problem of domesticated cats chasing mice, birds, and other prey to kill and eat them. Oh, the horror. Our findings suggest that free-ranging cats cause substantially greater wildlife mortality than previously thought and are likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic mortality for US birds and mammals. Scientifically sound conservation and policy intervention is needed to reduce this impact. So, the all-knowing scientific masters of the universe plan to "intervene" and reduce the horrifying carnage. You see, anthropogenic mortality (man-caused) must be evil. If humans have chaged anything, that is a negative change. David Stein of Republican Party Animals calls people with this perspective: "Anthropogenicists," the pseudo-scientists who believe that humans are the cause of all earthly...(Read Full Post)