Switzerland’s Cats are Disappearing Because of Fur Trade
Despite all the efforts to put a stop to it, Swiss animal advocates suspect fur trade as the major cause of the disappearance of many cats. A Swiss law that was intended to protect the wildlife allows citizens to shoot feral and domestic cats that are more than 200 meters from their residences.
Though scientists believe that free-roaming cats are responsible for the killing of millions of birds and other species each year, animal advocates think that the law is just being used by some people as an excuse to kill cats for fur.
The cat’s fur is believed to be more than an accessory. Some claim that wearing the fur can cure rheumatoid arthritis, a belief from traditional medicine, though there is no scientific evidence to support it.
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