Dogs are the avatar of evil in this world, eh? Doubtful.
My dog doesn’t drive a car, engage in deforestation, damaging wetlands for the sake of earning a few more dollars or anything else.
I, on the other hand, drive a diesel pickup, have motorcycle for fun, work in a steel mill and consume to products of agribusiness.
I make it sounds worse than it is to make a point, before you feel smug. People are responsible for ecological damage. If dogs are perceived as predators that’s because they are. But they aren’t able to engage in the mass killings that humans are capable of.
So, dogs aren’t the problem, Merilieu, you are…as are the rest of us and, as such we are responsible for limiting our impact.