Breeding and raising “productive” domestic animals often comes at the expense of wild animals, not only through land clearing and habitat loss but also through hunting and “culling” native animals who are perceived to be “pests” because they compete for resources or opportunistically prey on sheep.
In Australia, farmers hunt kangaroos who graze on the pasture created for sheep and cattle. Farmers also hunt the dingos and birds of prey who stalk lambs. In the UK, farmers kill foxes, and in the US, it’s coyotes – all for the same reason. In New Zealand, the Department of Conservation has in the past issued permits to kill keas, endangered alpine parrots, who were killing sheep.