Buffalo were on the endangered list, but as I understand it they're well off enough now, that if you're willing to pay through the nose for it, you can go out and harvest one. Talk about filing the freezer..
The too much like Rover, Sparky, and Spike thing, that I get. I even have some of it myself, I've seen video of deer being taken, and wolves being taken. Bambi didn't have the same impact.