As noted by another who said that "plants and animals have more rights than people", there is merit to this argument. The initial public outcry of the late 60's and early 70's over the harvesting of such as rhino horns and elephant ivory led to the creation of both our own endangered species list, and the empowerment of our USF&W with extraordinary reach, but also the creation of CITES, based out of Switzerland, and now with over 120 member countries. CITES is like a worldwide Endangered and Threatened Species Act. It has no enforcement authority, except to make recommendations to its member countries. Many of those member countries enforce the CITES recommendations in complete agreement. Others not so much. Others are so poor and corrupt it can be as a joke.
The animal and plant police are probably the closest thing we have to a Gestapo in the US. Its the same over-reach that we read about almost daily where American citizens lose their livelihood by the thousands because of some useless minnow.
The Lacey Act is one huge over-reach, in that it enables the Federal Government with all manner of excessive power without what most would view as due process. Gibson Guitar is a most perfect example.