What I am about to say, might anger some. Feel free to unfollow me.
I have no issue with hunting. I know many people that hunt deer locally. We are not talking about deer, we are talking about animals that are being hunted into extinction.
Big game. These animals are hunted as trophies. Not for food. It makes me ill. Every creature has a purpose on this planet. If you think that once a species is extinct that it will not have a negative effect on the environment, then you are sadly mistaken. Take a look at what happened to Yellowstone once they reintroduced wolves.
Some species that have been declared extinct in the last 10 years:
Western African Black Rhinoceros
Formosan Clouded Leopard
Animals teetering on the brink of extinction:
Sri Lankan Elephant
Borneo Pygmy Elephant
Are we getting the picture? These are species that are essential for the ecosystem. Species that other species rely on for food. It’s a domino effect. We better wake up!