"our own sillly pets"
Well if humans cannot grasp the simple care it takes to control their own "silly pets" then how do you expect the general public to help native wildlife? LOL. Most people are not wildlife lovers, but only domestic animal lovers. You can't force people to care, or to know what we might know about reptiles, etc. You just can't. The Animal Planet was created to make money for the station, not to make people happy so before turning it on people should realize that. Just like the dumb pet stores, they aren't there to help animals or save them. They are there to make money.
" but no, they choose to make ***** programming for morons who cannot leave the couch."
Of course they do. The hikers rarely carry a tv in their packs. LOL