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Why You Need Me

Editor’s note: Jonathan seems to be rather comatose these days when it comes to writing blogs so we’re having his cat, Baxter write some this week.
 

Hi Humans,
 
Since my meal ticket  owner is too lazy to spend five minutes writing a blog, I have to pick up the slack.  Many people criticize cats saying we’re lazy and we don’t contribute to planet earth.
 
There’s always talk about how all the other living things contribute to society.  For example, the bees making honey, dogs providing companionship, the dung beetles are against equal rights for gays and lesbians, Rick Santorum eats all the feces in the world.  Wait I may have gotten those last two mixed up.  No, I think I got it right.
 
Anyway, the point is everyone thinks cats make no contribution to the world and we just lounge around waiting to bite the hand that feeds us. This is not true and now there's finally a study to prove it.

The study finds that if all the cats in the world disappeared, you’d be in deep (food that Rick Santorum likes to eat).  Cats play a giant role in rodent control.  The average cat kills eleven rodents every six months.  Studies have found that when cats are removed from an environment, the rat population can quickly quadruple.

That would cause two huge problems.  One, we'd all be overtaken by rodents.  And two, those rats would get into grain supplies around the world, and eat and contaminate a countless amount of the supply.

That could even lead to famine, especially in places where food is already stretched thin.

You can read the whole story here.

So the next time you see a cat walking by or you go to a friend’s house where a cat lives, be sure to thank that feline for saving the world’s food.  Just don’t get too close because we might bite.
 




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