Why is it that when an animal ends up in an area where it doesn't already live due to humans bringing it there, people are quick to say its a terrible thing? We know animals evolve and change over time to better suit their environments and so forth. So if a human for example brings a snake of some sort to an environment where it doesn't already live and that snake species survives we start freaking out. Oh no that animal doesn't go there! Well its living and often doing well in these 'new' environments. The animal may destroy other species of animals, but at the same time it creates an opportunity for new life. Why are we so eager to preserve nature as we see fit and as we see it today? Also, wasteful killing? You kill something like a turtle for example and leave it there to rot. You killed one animal, but at the same time you created life for many more animals by creating a miniature ecosystem for larvae and other insects. These insects in turn feed things like birds, which feed things like snakes, and so on. Why is it that we're so eager to preserve life as it is, rather than realize the potential good that comes from death? These two things go together in a sense. You release a new species into an enviroment and while it may make it poor for some species it helps other species to thrive. For example a new species of spider is released. The spider in this area eats some of the insects that are competing with other insect species for the same food. The insects its eating may be lowered in population and survivability, but at the same time another species of insect is allowed to thrive and possibly feed other species. Any thoughts or opinions on either of those things? Perhaps both combined? I realize those are very basic ways of looking at these two topics, but still the point is there. I propose we quit calling them ecological disasters and start calling them oopsie daisies.