Are wild animals important?

Yes. Some wild animals help us with controlling the number of rodents that are living in some areas. Sea animals are sometimes used as food. Forest animals are used for hunting, which is NOT important to some people. All wild animals are important because they do something that helps both them and us. Some of the important animals are already extinct because so many of them were either dying out or hunted out. As a result, since we lost that animal's help, that help is no longer rewarded. Wild animals are very important.