You come to this cat, on the day his daughter is to be married, and you ask for a favor. Someday, he may call upon you to do a service in return. On that day, you will have a choice – to say “yes” or “no.”
Either answer is acceptable, for this cat understands the difference between friendship and debt.
This rhino is well aware of the evidence. He knows about the studies. He knows about the damage it would cause to both the ecosystem. He knows it’s unnecessary. He knows that it’ll reduce work opportunities. He knows it’ll cost so much his children may starve to death.
But you see, if they don’t build the wall, he’ll have to admit that he was wrong, and that’s just unacceptable.