American Bison

In 1800 the estimated American Bison population was ten million, with a range over much of what is now the United States and lower Canada. By 1900 there were fewer than 1000 left, largely due to human actions. We drove the passenger pigeon to extinction, nearly killed off the California Condor. The Bald Eagle was nearly wiped out in the lower 48 States. And on and on from fish, to mammals, to plants, to fungi. Why should we care? After all isn't it survival of the fittest?

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