11.01.2011 6.Shevat, 5771
Jackals proliferate due to improperly discarded chicken carcasses.
Large parts of Israel are becoming a jackal paradise, according to recent research by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. This increase in the jackal population threatens other wild animals and spreads diseases like rabies.
Jackals are reproducing at a dizzying rate in open areas where they have a ready food supply in the form of discarded animal carcasses, the study found. In the Mateh Yehuda Regional Council alone, there are some 160 sites where discarded chicken carcasses attract the animals, which are both scavengers and predators….