When you look at the reasons we need to save the jaguar, humanity, and life as we know it, it’s undeniable that humans and human actions are to blame. Since livestock is literally the lifeblood of many ranching and farming operations, the loss of a single animal can be devastating to a family that makes its living based on agricultural yield. With overgrazed lands unable to provide previous results, other herbivores are killed as competition for grass. As natural prey animals are depleted, jaguars are increasingly forced to look to domesticated animals as a potential food source. It is not uncommon for farmers and ranchers to take action to kill predators as soon as their presence is detected. Poisons are often used that are deadly to the targeted animals and any wildlife that might come in contact with them.