I agree with you on what we as man have done to planet earth, but this does not come from interbreeding, this is a nutritional deficiency that is causing it. This is also happening to the moose that live Alaska! There have been studies in the surrounding states and the hoof rot is not a issue at all in comparison to here in Washington. This is a issue all over and not just the Mt. St. Helens heard!
Elk that are in some ranches in eastern WA have had the hoof rot but the ranchers gave them some good feed and supplements and the hoof rot and it seemed to get much better.
Next it will be the deer!!!
Just fish... and enjoy it to the fullest!