EXTINCTION AS A NECESSARY FUNCTION OF EVOLUTION
Those who bemoan the extinction of animals such as the hairy mammoth (probably brought about by the Clovis people eons ago) fail to appreciate that they may have been hunted out of necessity, but certainly not for sport. It was the hairy mammoth (and other now-extinct species) that fed the populations of their times. In other words, if the mammoth disappeared, it could be because it was consumed of necessity by the populace. It certainly did not disappear because of the smoke from their campfires.
More recently the Maori and aborigines hunted to distinction certain species out of necessity. Perhaps many extinct species disappeared because they had outlived their usefulness.
Those who would revive extinct species would seem to be proceeding counter to the evolutionary process rather than allowing it to function. Taken to the extreme, their