*sighs* You still don't seem to understand, so I'll try to get through to you. What you're planning on doing isn't murder, that much is true. However, you'd be changing an entire species's behavior or at least you will try. They may be dangerous to ponies, but they have as much right to live on their current diet as much as you or I.
[Sid heads back down the path far enough that he's sure the pirates won't hear him] Alright, let's get some dinner. [Sid begins lightly bucking trees, getting only a few fruit to fall from each. Just enough for the two of you.]
/Yes, let's get some stranger to cast heavily taxing nigh impossible spells on you/. Seriously, what part of "I don't need a nurse" is too difficult? And as for study, I tried once, I found out I am no white mage. I'm a black mage.