For one particular tribe of Native Americans, it was Porcupines, and they completely eradicated them across their territory.
The Polynesians of Easter Island seems to have little regard for trees, and loved big stone heads... go figure.
My own brother loved to go "Bunny Blasting" with a 12 Ga Shotgun. Not to harvest and eat them, just to kill. Otherwise, he was fairly normal.
People and their Religions seem to have quirks were ever you go, and the need to define a scape goat or whipping boy or otherwise accomplish a transference of blame and aggression seems to be a universal human trait.
How much of the Left/Right Animosity on this forum is the same, we just haven't acknowledged it?