A United Environmental Nations is needed to temper, regulate and redirect the hegemony of this rising global biotechnocracy. Our current economic, social and environmental trajectories will make life on Earth ever more of a challenge for future generations. But in redefining the meaning of progress from the One Health perspective, we may redefine what it means to be human. I never shot another creature after that, except as a veterinarian with a captive bolt pistol to euthanize. The volume of mail received prohibits personal replies, but questions and comments of general interest will be discussed in future columns.