I can see the validity of these arguments, but I'll never understand why hunting is considered a 'sport'.
Many of what used to be daily/necessary activities became a sport when the original purpose was supplanted by progress/technology/civilization, etc.

Rowing or sailing used to be the only ways to propel a boat. Now they're chiefly leisure and competitive sports.

Hunting used to be one of the only ways to put meat on the table. Now it mainly a hobby, and necessary only for a very few.

Building a log cabin used to be the only way to keep the rain off your head. Now some people do it just for giggles.

Before the invention of fabric softener, baseball used to be the only opportunity for young men to scratch their crotches in public! blush