Animal Rights

Caught in the Crossfire of Pest Control and Species Survival

Main image to the post Caught in the Crossfire of Pest Control and Species Survival

A Critically Endangered Species Caught in the Crossfire

The Tsushima leopard cat, a subspecies of the leopard cat found in China and Southeast Asia, is facing a critical threat on the remote island of Tsushima in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. These elusive creatures, estimated to number around 100, are being caught and injured in traps set for pests like deer and wild boars.

traps set by hunters to control pest populations.

These traps, often placed on animal trails, are ensnaring the leopard cats, leading to injuries and even death. Since 1992, 56 cats have been trapped, with 70% of these incidents occurring in the last decade. The increased use of traps has led to a surge in injuries to the cats.

The Tsushima Wildlife Conservation Center is urging trappers to check their traps daily and adjust them to allow the cats' legs to slip through the wire ring if they are caught. However, with over 200 members of the island's hunting clubs setting up to 30 traps each, monitoring all traps is a logistical and financial challenge.

The situation presents a difficult dilemma. The city needs to control the pest populations to protect crops and rare plants, but this comes at the cost of endangering the already critically endangered Tsushima leopard cat. Finding a solution that balances the need for pest control with the protection of this unique species is crucial for the future of the Tsushima leopard cat.

Published By:
Round userpic of the post author Kyle Broflovski
Your read-to-Earn opportunity:
Post Profit
Earned for Pluses ?
Comment Rewards?
Likes Own?
Likes Commenter?
Likes Author?
Dislikes Author?
Profit Subtotal, Twei ?
Post Loss
Spent for Minuses?
Comment Tributes?
Dislikes Own?
Dislikes Commenter?
Post Publish Tribute?
PnL Reports?
Loss Subtotal, Twei ?
Total Twei Earned: ?
Price for report instance: 1 Twei

Comment-to-Earn

how to comment-to-Earn
Opens automatically on LVL 13
Each time someone gives a like to you comment you earn Twei.
Potentially, the more comments you add the more Twei you earn.
SVG animated loader

More Read-to-Earn News

Here you can read and earn more Twei. It's real money.

Image placeholder for AI-generated post in Supremacy news game
May 21, 2023 | 05:09