A recent study published on Thursday in the journal Science indicates humans are cruel super predators, scientists say. The information withdrawn from 2,125 predators has been used for the current survey to let people know that many species could go extinct unless they change their hunting habits.
Humans, unlike other species, no longer hunt because they need food to survive; they sometimes do it for fun or simply to prove their survivor abilities. As if this was not enough human hunters aim for the largest, biggest and most beautiful species in the world. Only this way they feel they have proven their mastership in the art of killing helpless preys.
The data that has been gathered by interrogating 2,125 predators showcases why humans are wrong in manifesting such ferocious hunting abilities. It appears that killing the biggest exemplars on land and in water, such as, bears, lions and catfish prevents these species from perpetuating themselves and leads to their extinction.
Moreover, the utensils that people use to kill their preys could be easily categorized as the deadliest weapons to have ever existed. According to the findings of the survey, the methods that human hunters use kill a larger number of animals causing much bigger damages to the global food chain. The consequences that scientists have enumerated refer to the shrinking number of fish and large land species, as well as the appearance of smaller-sized species that could escape the hunting techniques of humans.
By analyzing the behavior of other marine species, researchers have noticed that the latter attack only medium-sized species that rarely qualify as adults. Their number rarely amounts to 1 percentage.
Chris Darimont, a professor at the University of Victoria in Canada and the co-author of the recent study, has stated in awe of the recent findings that humans ought to change their behavior towards other species. Humans are the only ones that have the ability to improve their conduct when circumstances ask for it and yet, they don’t do nothing to protect helpless species, he added.
Darimont has made various suggestions how people can ensure their financial and food resource without affecting the global food chains. In his opinion, people can live just as well by promoting eco-tourism or photographing large and rare species.
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