I keep running across the idea of “the animal is going to go extinct anyway, let it go.” No matter that we created the conditions pushing the critter over the edge. Think they’d take the same attitude if they or a loved one were diagnosed with a life threatening disease?
No they’d fight, and expect everyone around them to join the fight. Imagine the reaction if they were told “why should we waste resources saving you, you’re probably going to die anyway.” The explosion would be heard from here to the moon.
Maybe if we fought as hard to save the web that supports us, as we’d fight to save ourselves, the future wouldn’t look quite so grim.