Ah, our compassion for animals: Personally, I’m quite fond of dogs and cats, not to mention all those photogenic non-domestic mammals that populate the NatGeo channel. Not so much birds, fish, reptiles and insects, though I do marvel at the beauty and design of a great many non-mammalian genera. You can thank the Disney True Life Adventure movies narrated by Rex Allen for that. Locally, it seems there is a group that will rise up in defense of any definable species. PETA must hold tutorials. Still, I’ll bet that getting folks to sign up for a workshop on consciousness-raising about non-cuddly creatures must be challenging.