This may be totally pointless.
I am considering joining the Animal Ethics Committee at my local University. I have no idea how much of an effect this might have (or if anyone else has done the same). The committee will probably be more concerned about animal welfare than rights . Regardless, I would like to hear your thoughts about the interference in the lives of wild animals.
Animals are clearly not ours to exploit, use or abuse. Do you think they should be left alone entirely? Do you think it is ethical to capture and/or interfere with the lives of wild animals, provided that the sole purpose of this (potentially traumatic) interference is the benefit of animal populations? Obviously, I don't mean culling! Would this interference amount to paternalism? What are the implications of this position for the rights of the individual vs. the species?