I personally don't give a crap about snakes becoming extinct, when the Country is going to Hell in a hand-basket.
“I personally don’t give a crap about snakes becoming extinct, when the Country is going to Hell in a hand-basket.”
Fine. But the two pursuits are not mutually exclusive.
I like animals and I regret it when any species becomes extinct. Its a loss that can’t be replaced and every species is a potential source of many items of use to humans - both practical and esthetic.
The Center for Biological Diversity is a non-profit, but it is the same group that caused all the Spotted Owl controversy a few years ago.