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Why does a wolf matter? What does an elephant matter?
Because some people find them beautiful to look at? Because they are an emblem of wildlife? Because we want our children and grandchildren to understand that elephants in Africa is a basic truth?
Or is it because these animals play a part in a delicate ecosystem that we don’t quite understand anymore? If some Congressmen had their way, the recovery of wolves from the brink of extinction is a “bitter pill to swallow.” Maybe it’s better just to wipe them out completely.
But then, I guess, the question becomes—does justice matter?