Calculations show that the creation of cat food each year takes about 2, 48 million tons of fish. Thus, in the year of the cat potreblinet more fish than the average Australian.
Scientists from Australia's Deakin University believe that domestic cats are a serious threat to the world's commercial fish stocks. Calculations show that the creation of cat food each year takes about 2, 48 million tons of fish. Professor Giovanni Turchini said that a year cat potreblinet more fish than the average Australian.
"Domestic cat eats 13 in Australia, 7 kilograms of fish per year, which exceeds the annual consumption of fish and seafood per capita in Australia is 11 kilograms. It seems that pets eat better than their owners, "- said Professor Giovanni Turchini.
He added that in recent years, companies producing animal feed, tend to move in the sector of premium and super-class, using an increasing number of fish, according to RBC. "However, to the rapidly declining global fish stocks should be treated responsibly and pragmatically," - said the professor.
Food fish, which includes sardines, herring and anchovies, is an important link in the food chain of the marine ecosystem, as is the food source for larger fish, such as tuna and swordfish. It is for this reason, excessive fishing and other fishery resources very concerned environmentalists.
According to them, in the production of pet food it would be better to use fish waste, and the fish themselves forward for human consumption, particularly in poor countries.