The title is, of course, tongue-in-cheek, but the video I just saw certainly seemed to fit the bill. And I’ve always thought the idea of developing an rational, “ethical” approach to “conservation” efforts concerning endangered species — especially in a culture that declares Evolution as its religion du jour — to be a fascinating question.
Here are some ABC News items on the question, with links to videos in each, I think:
Being cute and cuddly looking seems to be working in the Pandas’ favor. I wonder if Dr. Emanuel’s calculations concerning ethical choices related to health care resources include a “cute and cuddly” factor?
(And for an oddly controversial commentary that some might consider related to this topic, check out “‘Animal Rights’ – Treating animals like human beings” by Mr. Davy Crockett. (PETA fans may want to avoid…))