I don't think the dove knows it is less important than the eagle A dead bird is a dead bird. A dead gamecock is a dead gamecock. So we can bet on chickens to fight to the death but we can't shoot an eagle. Just kidding folks...I figured that would rile you up.
It is wrong to harvest any endangered animal...period. The kids screwed up though. We all have. If this is the only wrong those kids do in their lives then by god they have did less than I have did. Now does everyone want to air their dirty laundry on here and let all of us judge which is the worst???? Probably not. Odds are 50% of you have cheated on a loved one...is that worse than shooting an eagle...odds are a ton of you have driven drunk, tried drugs and drove, etc. You get my point...in each of these cases things could have went really really bad. Maybe you got caught and maybe you didn't. Point is we all screw up. It's what we do after we screw up that tells the character in your heart.