Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More bad news for frogs...

As discussed in a previous post, the frog population on this planet is in peril. I've just learned some more bad news for frogs. Discovery News reports that human appetite is another contributor to the rapid population decline. Ugh.

"...The international trade in frog meat represents 200 million to 1 billion frogs eaten each year, or about 11,000 tons of frog meat...

...Trade alone may not be enough of a problem to drive frog species to extinction, but when added to other threats the frogs face, the combination may be enough tip some species over the edge..."

3 comments:

becky said...

That's a lot of people eating frog legs. Gross! (and poor frogs)

Deborah said...

I know! :-(

Anonymous said...

The carbon emissions from the world are killing the frogs. We used to see them all the time in our yard, we never see them anymore. Something has killed them and we beliefe it is the air!