From "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Zillo Beast Strikes Back (#2.19)"
I should have known secrets do not stay secret for long around here.
Isn't that precisely the point of a democracy?
Of course, in wartime, some things must be kept secret, even from the people, so as not to aid the enemy.
It is unfortunate that the beast must die, Senator. But the greater good demands it.
How is killing the last of a species, in secret and without debate, good for anyone?