As stated before, the Mongols were ordered to destroy the farmlands to make room for pasture, which led to the starvation of many people. Another problem was that many foreigners were accepted into Mongol controlled regions, which exposed natives to diseases that they had never experienced; this led to the death of many people, whose immune systems could not keep
Last, the farmers and ranchers whose cattle land has been invaded by the prairie dogs are eradicating them. Although the loss of prairie dogs is the main logic behind the endangerment of the black-footed ferrets, a few other factors contribute as well. As well as most small animals, black-footed ferrets are prey.
Teresa Platt is an executive director for the Fur Commission U.S.A. division which works on behalf of mink farmers and furriers. The Fur Commission U.S.A represents over 600 mink and fox farming families in nearly 31 states. Throughout the article “Radical Animal Rights Groups Harm Society,” Platt describes to the reader how several animal rights and environmental groups such as the Animal Liberation Front, or the ALF, and the Earth Liberation Front, or the ELF, discriminate against honest farmers. She also claims that radical environmentalists vandalize mink and dairy farmers with the assumption that people can live without misusing animals. Lastly, she maintains that people have always depended on animal products such as food and clothing for survival.
The majority of people wanted to exterminate Gray Wolves because they were very frightened of them, and because the wolves ate farmer’s domestic livestock. The desire to exterminate was strong until interest in environmental conservation took place in the 1960s and 1970s. As study into environmental conservation developed, scientists discovered without wolves present in Yellowstone to hunt and kill prey, the elk started to overpopulate. Overpopulation was a problem because the elk were eating all the young willow trees. Overconsumption of willow trees affected the habitat of many other animals and plants in harmful ways; therefore, the ecosystem became unbalanced.
They pose a risk to many large predators that are poisoned when they try to eat their highly toxic bodies (Shine, 2014). Why has it become a problem? Exactly 101 cane toads were brought into northern Queensland from Hawaii in 1935 as farmers were concerned about crop damage
The third cause of the Dust Bowl was short grass prairie. In Doc B, it states that a lot of the grass was mostly Buffalo grass for the animals to eat. This ties in with the first and second paragraph because the soil was killing the grass. How it was killing the grass was since there was so much soil not being watered, the grass would die as well. The animals would starve as well since the grass was not watered.
They can destroy the area that a particular species lived, such as a rhino living in a grassland. “According to a recent study published by Scandinavian and South African researchers in the Journal of Ecology, rhinos maintain the diverse African grasslands on which countless other species depend.” (Nuwer, pp. 2) Once the rhinos are gone from the area, the ecosystem will become unbalanced because of the lack of grass and plants that are being eaten and can become overwhelming. A certain type of food that zebras eat starts dying off because it is getting suffocated by the plants that the rhinos usually eat. If there is no food
One of the reasons that koalas are endangered is because people are trying to harm them by cutting down the trees they live and feed off. “Blue gum tree is a species of eucalyptus, eucalyptus trees are native to Australia and that is where the furry leave eaters spend most of their time, although koalas can walk on the ground they are better suited for life in the canopy” (as stated in the article “The koala search”). As for frogs they are doing the same by the growing of human population which leads to more building and pollution, this causes fatal consequences
The illegal hunting and trade of primate meat is a large contributing factor to the decline of primate species in the tropics. This, in addition to habitat loss and fragmentation, disease, and the pet trade, is putting many primate species at high risk of extinction. Poverty, population growth, construction of roads, emergence of regional and international markets, and new hunting technology are triggering the increased hunting pressure on forest mammals. Primate species are especially vulnerable to increased hunting pressure because of their slower reproductive cycles. The decline of primate species must be stopped to avoid their extinction and the potential consequences that this could have for tropical forests.
As stated in statistic brain website, 68% of them were reported as direct violence. The examples of direct violence are fur farming where the animals are skinned alive for their fur. Besides, the animal was forced to fight, become an experimentation material and uses of animals, including endangered species, for Traditional Chinese Medicine which is horrific cruelty. It threatens the survival of endangered species and causes a life of misery and agony for many animals because the trade is so lucrative to poachers. Another type of animal cruelty is neglect.
I am against prescribed burning because it alters plant community structure, and it can help spread weeds and increase the erosion rates of steep slope soils. It also removes much of the ground and near ground habitat structure, and makes life very difficult for small mammals and some reptiles. I believe that most of this wildlife dies because it has no where else to go. By removing leaf litter off the forest floor it interrupts soil formation process. Plant matter that would otherwise break down into soil humus is instead turned to ash.
It is harmful to alfalfa and hay. Prairie dogs also eat the food that are for live stock. The farmer used poison and guns to kill prairie dogs in the 1920s and led them to extinct. Even though prairie dogs are not on the endangered animals list anymore, they are still facing threat from forest plague, development of city, and drought. EDF tried to protect prairie dogs by introducing a program that enable farmers to sell their land to developers,
(Dictionary) The difficulties within the country still effect the mountain gorillas today. Parts of the land that were inhabited by gorillas have been taken over by rebels, making survey and conservation work difficult and dangerous. Since 1996, one-hundred and forty Virunga rangers have been killed in the line of