Many of the wildlife preserves in Africa have an abundance of Elephants now,
often infringing on local village crops and settlements. Every now and then they organize a small cull similar to the deers cull in the UK. Basically the small preserves can only support X pachyderms.
However instead of just having some nameless hunter to do this they charge wealthy people an OBSCENE amount of money to shoot one. this money is reinvested in the local area and the local villagers can be fed off the carcass for months.
whether or not you agree with the killing, at least the money is redistributed to poor areas and the meat is eaten.
after all it seems strange to eat horses, but loads of countries do that as well!