Upside of Predators

Predators go after the weakest, slowest, smaller prey. By natural selection, this makes the prey healthier, faster and bigger in subsequent generations. Human fishers and hunters go after the biggest, healthiest and fastest prey. By natural selection, this makes the prey smaller, sicker and slower in subsequent generations. Man has become the dominant predator. The result is smaller fish and smaller fish populations all over the world. Humans, of course, like to blame the other predators such as whales, seals and sharks for the decline.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)