You say you didn't want to break down a discussion about hunting, but that is exactly what the question is asking for.
Why is hunting considered a bad thing
Also, (nearly) everyone knows about the positive effect on the fauna
Moreover, you state there is a difference between the US and Europe, but you provide no evidence for this statement.
Personally, I am against hunting and I normally ignore hunting questions. I do not downvote them and I accept that they are on-topic. They aren't many. But your question specifically goes into the politics of hunting, so if you do not want a discussion about hunting, I have a hard time understanding what it is you're after. Even so, I still did not downvote because I don't like hunting: I downvote because the question is loaded and contains serious unfounded statements.