Hunting is not euvoluntary (for the animals, anyway).
And polices have consequences. Add a non-native, farmed species to the endangered species act, watch as the incentive to keep herds around dwindles. If this effect is strong enough, the critter might well actually go true-blue extinct.
It should be enough to give conservationists pause, right?
"Feral does not mince her words. She would rather see the three species become extinct in Texas than see a single animal hunted in what she says are "canned hunts." She calls the ranchers "pimps." She says they are more interested in putting a head on the wall than in conserving the species."
Yikes! With friends like these, amirite?