Oh, I don't give PETA too much credit, but in one of the on-line articles I read they were claiming a lot of credit, hence my remark about "dragon slayers" looking for another target. People like that are never satisfied until they turn the world into a fit place for themselves to live in. Sure, I'm a nasty old cynic, but I've been around too long and seen too much.
Like everything else, it was dollars and cents, or lack thereof, that brought about RBBB's demise.
PS: I'm glad someone remembers "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" as well as I do. Ah yes, Marlon Perkins and Jim Fowler and their adventures around the world. When I was a kid I loved that show!