Agreed. It was bad enough that we hunted animals into extinction, or close to it, in the past, but we should know better now. Poaching endangered animals is a great scourge of man. Unfortunately, greed and selfishness will be around as long as man remains on earth.
The water problem is going to be our end. The time is rapidly approaching when there will be no fresh water left. Unfortunately, there is no real way to stop it without drastic measures like population control. Not only do we waste water on a personal level, manufacturing wastes unbelievable amounts of water. For instance, did you know it take an estimated 39,000+ gallons to manufacture one car? So, I will die of dehydration, but I can drive my car!