In the European system, wildlife is owned by whoever owns the land. This contradicts our American system, in which wildlife belongs to "we," the collective people, regardless of whose land it happens to be on.
The argument was settled with a bet. I would work a night at NYC's DOMA restaurant. Not as a bartender, not a waiter, but on the line. If I could last the night without disrupting service, I was good for two free dinners.