Hmm don't you think if people didn't/hadn't kill/killed all the , Foxes, Martens, Buzzrds, Kites, Harriers, Stoats, Wildcats, Polecats, Weasels.
People didn't and haven't killed all those species. At least not in the UK.
Atter what justifaction you give it you would kill animals or spend lotads of money on kit if you didn't enjoy it.
Of course there is an element of 'pleasure' involved in shooting. But, for the morally intact and mature hunter, there is respect for the land and the prey.
Regardless of why rabbits (and other species but, for the purposes of this post let's stay with bunnies) have reached problematic numbers in certain regions, their control is legally required.
And, since the manmade myxamotosis failed epically (and is a really horrible disease), other methods are required.
Personally I prefer ferrets and dogs to shooting. Hunting with those methods are more black and white. The rabbit is either caught and dispatched or not. Seen a lot of rabbits shot in the head and body run off the field to die in the warren or undergrowth.