Questioning the Need for Captive Breeding (Part 2)

  • A pair of cheetahs in a gamepark in Swaziland are protected from hunters. However, there are few places left in the wild for the sleek cats.

Although the cheetah was removed from the endangered species
list more than a decade ago… zoos are still breeding the animal in
captivity. In the second report of a two part series… the Great Lakes
Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham reports… along with a cheetah center
in Africa… the zoos plan to keep producing cheetahs in case something
happens to the animal in the wild:

Cats’ Role in Public Health

Humans first domesticated cats in about 2000 B-C. Since then,
our view of felines has ranged from loving to loathing …depending on
time and culture. Now, a new book traces the history of cats …and
some connections about their impact on human health. The Great Lakes
Radio Consortium’s Wendy Nelson reports:

Controlling Feral Cat Populations

Across the country, there’s a homeless population you may not have
heard a lot about. It’s not people…but cats. And as the Great Lakes
Radio Consortium’s Wendy Nelson reports, there’s a growing movement
underway to help them:

Responsible Pet Ownership?

According to the Humane Society and the American Bird
Conservancy, hundreds of millions of small animals and birds are killed
each year by domestic cats. The two organizations are working together
in an effort named “Cats Indoors! The Campaign for Safer Birds and
Cats.” But Great Lakes Radio Consortium commentator, Julia King,
wonders just how safe is too safe: