There is an Island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia that is currently the source of a problem. It seems that 400 years ago, early European settlers used to stash some of their livestock on this island to avoid taxes. Some of the horses bred, and soon a wild herd developed. The horses on the Virginia part of the island are owned by a volunteer fire department. They regularly round up the excess horses and sell them. The Maryland part of the Island is owned by the National Park Service. So naturally, they allow the horses to roam unchecked.
Sixty years ago, a woman (naturally) wrote a book about these horses called Misty of Chincoteague. It's a book that generations of young girls have read and silently wished for a horse of their own. It's the type of book that probably 80% of the enviroweenies have read as a child.
The horses are now wrecking the environment on the Maryland side. The Park Service has tried forced contraception, but that had unintended consequences (which usually happens when man intervenes in nature and tries to force an outcome) and didn't work. So now the Park Service is contemplating having a round up on their side of the island, and moving some of the horses to a new park or to sanctuaries. Note, not sell the horses like the Virginia ones, just round them up and move them some where else.
Of course the enviroweenies are up in arms. Never mind that identical horses are rounded up every year from the same island. It would be too traumatic for the horses. It would be meddling in the park's environment. (never mind that the horses are foreign invaders, they're cute little horsies you unfeeling monster!)
Does anyone doubt that if this had been a small, 400 year old, community of humans that was adversely affecting the environment and endangered species that the enviroweenies would instead be protesting and demanding that the humans be rounded up and forcibly relocated?
(H/T: John Miller of The Corner)