TimB-Some Japanese scientists are planning to bring back wooly mammoths, if they can get some viable DNA, and have already selected an area in northern Siberia for them to live. Since we humans probably helped push them over the edge to extinction, maybe it is the ethical thing to do to bring them back.
From an ethical point of view, your standpoint is incorrect. Plus unless I’m mistaken, wooly mammoths exited due to warming climates. Mammals started getting smaller at that time too. There used to be all kinds of giant sized mammals around that time.
Even if humans hunted them to extinction(like the American Bison-practically) it is just a product of nature.
But subjectively…from an ethical standpoint, let’s not bring them back! This is human world now, most animals suffer here.(including most humans!)
Archeological evidence suggests that human hunters contributed to their demise, though perhaps they only expedited it. Who knows, if there had been no humans hunting them, there might be little mammoths in the continent today.