Saving Jaguars, Tigers Can Prevent Human Diseases?
February 16, 2009
New studies have showed that Jaguars and Tigers could prevent diseases that effect humanIn Central and South America, jaguars are often labeled as "cattle killers" and are slaughtered on sight. A huge decrease of predator populations can lead to an increase in prey populations that encourages a spread of diseases. Some of those diseases can become zoonotic jumping from animal to human. Because of this people are now organizing groups to protect big cats inorder to prevent diseases to be spread around even more then they are now.Jaguars and other big cats can protect humans from the rise of future pandemics akin to HIV and bird flu. Protecting the big cats will slow down the spread of diseases.

KeChaunte Johnson
March 13,2009