Climate crisis could mean more humans beings eaten by tigers

Twitchy is now more woke than Newsweek, seeing as we’re referring to the “climate crisis” and not “climate change” in our headline. We already know that the ice caps are going to melt and coastal cities will be underwater, but we hadn’t thought about an increase in tiger attacks. Newsweek suggests we should … especially those of us who live in India.

OK, we’ll click so you don’t have to:

Another thing that [“man-eating” Indian tigress] Avni’s story makes clear is the role of human policies in exacerbating, if not actually creating, human-animal conflict. There is a very high probability that a controversial ban on slaughtering cattle in the state of Maharashtra, where Avni lived, had a big role to play in the creation of this so-called man-eater.

Perhaps Avni was attracted to villages for the potential prey of defenseless humans, which are becoming more and more attractive in the context of animal extinction and a rapidly depleting prey base. But as several news outlets have noted, what is much more likely is that she was attracted to human settlements to hunt the plentiful cattle available. A direct effect of the beef ban, then, is the horrifying fact that humans have become the prey of a predator in lieu of cows.

Wait up … here in the West, we’re supposed to stop breeding cows for food because cattle take up so many resources: land, water, food. But now they’re blaming a beef ban for humans being hunted down by tigers.

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wtf I love climate change now!

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