First thing Gary do not say Fear factor or any other show like that. I am pretty sure they see any of these forums bad mouth them they start lawsuits saying the site slandered them.
Now to the topic at hand....
I see you are correct with the logic vs. emotion and in the world today emotion wins. Even tho logic is the better way in this discussion.
THe media puts a lot of fear into people and show them reptiles are evil and their lives are not to be valued. I just think it would be better if the circle of life just continued on like it should. No exceptions for dogs,cats or even humans.