This past week my class and I learned that during the worst time of malaria they had to parachute cats into Borneo, isn’t that insane? They had to do that because after all the old cats died from killing geckos that had horrible diseases. All the rats flourished and the people of Borneo were threatened and scared because of two new diseases that rats carried. So finally the UK decided to parachute living cats into Borneo so they could kill the flourishing rats and the people of Borneo wouldn’t feel threatened any more. After the UK did this the rat population started to lower and the people didn’t feel so scared.
Even though the parachuting cats into Borneo killed all the rats, it messed with the food chain. It also screwed up Mother Nature. I got to learn why and how they parachuted cats into Borneo. So they would kill all the rats because of the diseases. I did participate during this. I would have limited the cats they were sending in so they wouldn’t mess everything up. What were the diseases the rats carried. What would have happened if there were no rats left there. How did it affect all the native animals to Borneo, and what would the people do if this happened.