The worldwide decline of many wild cat populations is becoming increasingly evident. This decline may be attributed to several factors: (1) the fur trade; (2) the pet trade; (3) habitat destruction; (4) predator control programs; and (5) trophy hunting activities. Legislation in the form of the Endangered Species Conservation Act has moved to counteract such population decreases through partial restriction of wild felid importation.
Petersen, Michael W.
"Prevention of Pet Wild Cat Mortality: Conservation Aspects,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 34
, Article 10.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol34/iss2/10