Wednesday, October 1, 2008

"Cats" responsible for fish declines?

The nice couple over at A Couple Dives posted the following story about the sheer amount of fish fed to "domesticated cats" worldwide.

Turns out the numbers are amazing, and may in fact be a leading factor in the collapse of fish stocks. Seems Rum Tum Tugger's got some 'splaining to do:

Apparently, our very own pet cats will soon drive us out of house and home!

Dr. Giovanni Turchini, with colleague Professor Sena De Silva, has found that an estimated 2.48 million tons of fish is used by the global cat food industry each year. Wild forage fish, such as sardines, herring, anchovy and capelin, account for the bulk of these numbers.

Editors Note: This is why we pull from other blogs as well, they get the goods, while we are off chasing Shark Free Marinas.


DaShark said...

I just had a cup of that Chai Coffee stuff we were talking about - and Lo!

This is really a no-brainer - Literally!

Let's start an Initiative, right NOW before it's too late:

"Save the Fish - Eat a Pussy!"

I can see
- badges
- car & ship decals
- competitions
- recipe books
- focus groups
- outreach programs
- volunteers
- on-the-job training

etc etc!
The sky's the limit!

Think this cud fly?

Shark Diver said...

As not really a Cat Person per se, I might suggest a Soylent Green approach.

If you "get" that reference and you happen to love cats feel free to post angry emails...but only if you "get" the reference;)