Isn't it interesting how so many animated features based on animals make a TON of money? Last year it was Ratatouille, this year it's Kung Fu Panda. And let's not forget past years' Finding Nemo, The Lion King, A Bug's Life, Over the Hedge, etc.
But people don't give a ^&*# about those real-life animals' survival, quality of life and welfare. But they'll give money just to say "awwww" about those imaginary animals on the screen (I can hear it now...."but ladykat, they can TALK!")