astropheed, on 24 January 2013 - 04:28, said:
Why would we exterminate something to keep something from being exterminated? More specifically - why would we choose to reward the weaker species when Evolution (that has proven to work so well) rewards the strongest?
Cats are introduced species, they aren't part of the natural ecosystem. They come in and wreck havoc on the local populations that haven't evolved to defend/hide/outsmart/outwit/survive this predator. Kiwis for example can't even fly, what defence would they have?
Evolution isn't always about brute strength or force. Arguably, it rarely is. But That is a much bigger issue/topic to cover.