Michaelangelica recently suggested the possibility of a seperate Animal related forum. Since then, there has been some discusion as to whether an animal forum should be added. Some are for it, some against. I set up a trial forum for animal related posts to see how popular it is. If its not used much by the end of the year we can vote on whether to keep it or remove it. I couldn't think of any other way of determining its popularity other than to set it up and see how it went.