Not to put too fine a point on it skoo, but you have averaged nearly 3000 post a year since you joined USMB and that's just slightly less than the person who started this thread. So....what's the point? Personally, I kill and eat 4 legged, furry critters with great regularity. The more it looks like Bambie the more tenders! ;~0 But I'm not going to work to help a specie disappear. Good wildlife practice...MOSTLY government staying out of it...has left us in Kentucky with one of the highest deer and trophy deer populations in the US. Not to mention, the highest population of elk east of the Mississippi. More than every other state east of the Mississippi combined, in fact! The problem is, other countries don't have governments that are stable and answerable to the people. As a matter of fact...if things keep going the way they are...WE WON'T EITHER before long. The Fed OWNS more than half of all land west of the great plains. That is in DIRECT violation of the Constitution. The fed is miss managing the land and wildlife and causing all manner of eco catastrophe. What's going on in the Congo is emblematic of what WILL happen here if we don't get our out of control government under control and control of our resources back in the hands of the people it belongs to and have a vested interest in the way it's utilized...US! Freedom from religious persecution was just one of the two main reasons people came to the new world and founded this country. The abundance and ability to own land and natural resources that didn't belong to a monarchy was the other main reason. THAT is going away if we aren't careful and we will become Congo!