They came first for the bees,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a bee.
Then they came for the bats,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a winged rat.
Then they came for the crickets,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a cricket....
Recently nature has targeted bees and bats. Now crickets have fallen under attack.
Now crickets don't necessarily hold the biological importance in terms of bees and their roles as global pollinators but I was wondering is this another negative set of symptoms from globalization in terms of helping the virus spread from continent to continent, or the corporate push for less biodiversity in their own respective farm systems (not sure if this is a valid point when dealing with cricket farms), etc....
Jiminy! Cricket farms in US face crisis
Virus that wiped out cricket farms in Europe has American cricket-keepers worried. Zoos, theme parks, and reptile owners rely on the industry.