It’s all your fault

That popular read Conservation Letters has published an article which suggests that 59% of megafauna (the world’s biggest animals) are threatened with extinction and it’s all the fault of nasty heartless meat-eaters.

“Direct harvesting of megafauna for human consumption of meat or body parts is the largest individual threat to each of the classes examined, and a threat for 98% (159/162) of threatened species with threat data available..
Our results suggest that we are in the process of eating the world’s megafauna to extinction…seven out of 10 of our largest and most iconic fauna will experience further population declines in the near future, and three out of five could go extinct.”

Make mine a double cheeseburger.