Yeah Bray, ideally there'd be a "maybe" choice in the poll!
Like you, and others, if there was no suggestion that if I wasn't sitting there, napkin around my neck, the dugong would still be alive and swimmin' I'd eat it, but not if there was something slightly less endangered around
I try not to make cuisine choices using a cuteness factor (plain silly really) or an intelligence factor (when you look long enough, all animals are pretty bloody intelligent), but would give great sway to endangered status and cultural appropriateness (dealing with legality issues).
Then again, actual taste comes into it (or is it a reverse cuteness factor?) - I doubt I'd try the previously mentioned sleepy lizard!