Friday, February 10, 2012

What if All the Cats in the World Suddenly Died?

As much as some people might think it would be a good idea to completely eradicate any animal they view as a pest, it's a completely stupid idea. What if someone didn't like bees and found a way to eliminate them? While we may never find out what a world without cats might look like, we may actually get to find out what happens when there are no bees.

According to an article by Dr. Mercola:

"Honeybees are perhaps one of the least recognized workers in the agricultural industry. They contribute $15 billion in annual agriculture revenue to the U.S. economy alone, as a full one-third of the U.S. food supply depends on them pollinating crops.

"Apple orchards, for instance, require one colony of bees per acre in order to be adequately pollinated. So, unless the mysterious disappearance of bees is reversed, major food shortages could result."

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However, ecological changes would be just as drastic with the loss of all cats.

"Cats play a critical role in keeping the rodent population down. If there were no cats, we'd be overrun with rats."
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