Sure, aeons ago. But humans are here now, and we've messed up the natural habitat of pretty much every animal on the planet. It's therefore our duty to manage the various ecosystems to keep populations in check, among other things. This is why every province has a Ministry of Natural Resources. Said ministry will routinely go and cull animal populations that have grown too large/unbalanced. If private citizens want to pay extra $$ to do the same thing (legally), why not let them?
right....but the ministry of natural resources is Canada and we are talking mostly about deer, maybe bear, a few moose that hunters actually eat themselves......not giraffes, leopards and elephants.
If you can prove to me that the trump brothers have freezers full of leopard burgers I'll take everything back. Until then these are just two of the psychopaths that travel thousands of kilometres to kill fantastic creatures just for the sake of killing.
You really want to make money for conservation efforts in Africa...arrange a trophy hunter hunt....you'd raise millions and it would probably be real sport rather than the canned stuff fat yanks pay thousands for. The tv rights alone would be worth a fortune.