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It’s the end for Britain’s last large mammal predator — 6 Comments

  1. Michael i am not surprised at the “Scottish cat” on the verge of extinction in the wild forests of great Britain. Only hope that the “Scottish cat” survives in zoological parks, the ultimate human forest for wild cats it the future. I give the Royal Bengal tiger approximately 50 years of survival in small pockets of the famous national parks of India.Just a few days back Mr Sansar.Chand(Google for more info)India’s most notorious tiger poacher was acquitted by a court and will be a “FREE MAN”.Sansar.Chand is solely responsible for the total extinction of tigers in the “Sariska National Park” of Rajasthan in India.If such a notorious man escapes justice then what message does this send to “Petty poachers” ? Every Indian poacher would take a pot-shot at a tiger as they realize that the punishment even if caught would never amount to a death sentence or a life-long prison term.Besides poaching, forests are diminishing at a rapid rate and i wonder as to how long can small populations of wild tigers be confined to a national park where “INBREEDING” would be the final nail in the coffin. Hope my predictions are wrong and forest land is reclaimed and poachers become guardians of tigers realizing that a live wild tiger is worth more in tourism revenue than a dead tiger.

    • I had no idea this notorious poacher had been caught and let off really. I totally agree that it sends completely the wrong message. The judge can’t know anything about the precarious situation the tiger is in. I’ll have a look at that story.

  2. It’s so sad that many species of wild animals have died/are dying out and it can only end one way if the human race keep on abusing this planet, animals and Nature, generations of the future will only see pictures of other species of living creatures in history books.
    Unless the human race wipes itself out before it wipes all the animals out.
    I think that is most likely, the way things are going, because we are not improving our world, we are ruining it.
    Astalavista humans, if there is a next time round, remember humans are supposed to be HUMANE.

  3. Extinctions have been going on ever since there was life on earth. Most of the species that ever existed are now extinct, but that doesn’t make me feel any better about the fate of the Scottish wildcat. We must however understand that the F s Sylvestris has evolved in the African wildcat which then evolved into our domestic cat, so in a way it survives. There are also identical Forest wildcats in many regions of Russia, Europe, Turkey, etc.

    • Good point that the wildcat exists in the domestic cat. Is is fair to say that the rapidly increasing human population is having an increasingly detrimental impact on wild animal species?

      WWF says that the rate of extinction of the species is up to 10,000 times higher than its natural rate because of the existence of humankind.

      The extinction of the Scottish wildcat is exclusively caused by people.

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