Is this the unacceptable face of animal conservation?
Undoubtedly, but we are where we are.
As the human population expands with it's obvious impact on the environment then unfortunately extinctions are a fact of life. The fact that a pregnant panda ids getting publicity from the media, is this the same media you have, on several occasions pointed out' are in the business of selling papers?
The pregnant panda is here in Edinburgh and of course it is going to get publicity. The Kolas, spider monkeys and dolphins are not UK based so will not get the media attention you feel they deserve. But that's reality.