Duendy, this is exactly what you said. It's a quote: I did not hand pick this article, nor did I dig for it. It was an article on www.sciencedaily.com on February 13th. I thought you'd find it interesting, so I posted the link. It does talk about extinction. Here's a quote from the article: "...from 2,600 to at least 700 years ago, native people hunted some species to local extinction, and wildlife returned to "fabulous abundances" only after European diseases decimated Indian populations starting in the 1500s." When did I "slag off" anybody? When did I try to justify the exploitation of a species to extinction? I wonder why you think this is relevant. Are you accusing the researcher of racial bias?