There is much discussion on what to do with the dragon that has been attacking villages. Here are the facts:
We have several Grounder refugees who made it here in the nick of time.
We do not have a map of Grounder villages so we cannot send this creature to live somewhere else that is uninhabited.
We have no assurances that the food in some fairytale preservation area would not run out, and that it wouldn't seek food nearby, endangering Grounders and us alike.
We are currently in the midst of a very serious food shortage. We've run dangerously low on meat for most citizens, blood for vampires, and brain for our zombie citizen.
We have all of Camp Jaha to support which we were not prepared for when we stockpiled our food for the winter.
Wizards would be able to get dibs on dragon bone and blood for potions and spells.
The scales could be used in clothing and armor.
We have no solid hunting leads, especially not with the amounts of animals that are being found frozen by what appears to be magic.
Many of you want to destroy it, many want to preserve it. A few want to transfigure it into something else. All of those are legitimate ideas that deserve serious thought for. However, this administration cannot forget that we have another three months of winter with supplies running well below normal.
I am sorry to say that the chancellor's feeling on the matter is confused. Her compassion drives her to want to preserve the creature, but the pragmatist who cares for her people considers its ethical death to be a priority. The pros and cons are simply too great for her to ignore.
Priority to those who could kill the beast, but those who would like to attempt transfiguring are welcome to try. However, if you get in the way of those attempting to bring it down, there will be consequences.