Why is it we continually have to justify the continued existence of wildlife and its habitat? Why is it that we are told continually to mind our own business, as if other life is not our business? Why do we have to defend just leaving wild spaces alone? Why is exploiting wild places somehow a greater good? It's not called 'exploiting' though. It's called something else that evokes ten-gallon hats and hard-bitten freedom. It's still just wrecking land for oil and gas profits.