Preventable Food Crisis
Claws & teeth to catch mouse
The decline in the number of Snakes for various reasons best known to Man, creates a very favourable situation for Rodents to breed out of proportions in Rice or Wheat Farms of India or elsewhere.
These rodents chiefly the ubiquitous Rat has become a national nuisance. In a recent national newspaper report the "Rats are healthier than an average Indian" -The Hindu, August 12, 2010.
According to Dr. H.A.B. Parpia, a renowned food scientist who was also associated with the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, said “six rats eat the food of one man and an average rat in the country (India) is more nutritionally healthy than an average Indian”.
He pointed out that food loss during the post harvest stage was 30-35 percent while the loss of perishable products was 50 percent. “Food saved is equal to food produced and water conserved”
He also pessimistically pointed out that “greater the food production, greater the food loss unless measures were in the first place.
I would ask what measures? If these Farm Rats keep breeding till they migrate to cities infesting Rice or Wheat Godowns, School or Hospital kitchens and Urban Homes in search of food which Man stocks .
Solution: The natural predator “CAT”, because Snakes in an urban setting is a strict NO.
Poisoning Rats at Home without Cats is OK, but what if these poisoned rat carcass thrown out are accidentally eaten by Crows, stray Dogs and Cats?
Let these Natural Born Cats with their sharp claws and teeth bring the abomination upon these infiltrating pests.