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Gerbils caused the Black Death, neither rats nor cats! — 3 Comments

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  2. Yes I agree, killing cats made the plague even worse, I think the cats of those days would have kept the gerbil population down as well as the rats and mice.
    Why throughout the ages have cats been blamed for so many things and cruelly killed and why are they still used as scapegoats by cat haters?
    I think it’s because those people are afraid of cats, because they are of superior intelligence to theirs!

  3. Very interesting Michael. It would be good to get some scientific studies on this to back up the claims. Somebody needs to grab a bunch of Gerbils and check to see if their fleas carry the plague.

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