we are top of the food chain. we make the rules.
Unfortunately, Yes. Its us who make the rules and also break the rules.
There have been petitions, for poaching of tigers, hunting seals, skinning domestic animals and what not. But none of them has made a noticeable impact. And as AD said, it will not stop. Being said that, I would also like to say, you wouldn't know what pain is unless you feel it.