There is a little animal in Utah commonly called a "potgut." Recently I learned that these little creatures are really prairie dogs and that they are on the endangered species list. Geez. Right now there is a group of prairie dogs in the four corners area that is being decimated by the bubonic plague which is horrible; this case aside, there are people that think killing these little creatures is ok, they are after all, just potguts, they don't matter. They do. Whether you are religious or not, vegetarian or not, a hunter or not, this is something that I think should bother us all. Killing for killings sake. Human beings by far have the biggest impact on Earth and we have a responsibility to protect small creatures going about their business not bothering anyone, small creatures that are incapable of defending themselves against us. They have enough danger in just existing without us adding to the problem. Come on, this is easy, give every animal, creature, being, plant, etc. the respect it deserves. Life matters. Respecting life matters.