Hunting is good for wild populations. When some animals are removed, new born animals have more space and food to be happy. It is OK as long as the species is not threatened. Under conditions of overpopulation and shortage of wild predators, hunting becomes vital for the very survival of herbivores. We have certain herbivorous species and even some predators, which benefit from lndscapes created by people and they even gravitate to new habitats created by people. Hunting helps to restore some balance and it provides a thrilling sport for many. Meat of game is clean, tasty and healthy to eat. Life is productive and harvesting in the wild is a part of natural sustainable way of life. Hunting is green. Urbanites, eating meats wrapped in plastic, forget where their food is coming from. Vegetarianism is not an answer. You need a digestive system of a cow, or elephant to become a herbivore.
Yeah, this sounds like scripted propaganda spewed around by hunting industry which the article in my opening post talks about. In that article
it's pointed out that animal overpopulation is beneficial to hunting industry and that most of all wildlife overpopulation problems are created by Wildlife Agencies who are catering to the interests of these industries, have been dependent and dominated by hunters, trappers and others who kill animals for entertainment etc.
But this is all besides the point. Hunting propaganda sounds like some white supremacist saying that we should bomb the nations where people are starving because these people are dying from diseases and starvation and therefore by genocide we'll eliminate this problem and at the same time there will be more land and resources for the imperialists; our military-industrial complex will get fatter, and our economy will thrive as the result of the war and the atrocities of the war.
Animals in the wild do not need homo rapiens to survive. They did just fine before homo rapiens came about. The only way homo rapiens can help animals in the wild is to reduce drastically human overpopulation and leave nonhuman habitat alone.