Absolute spot on. I had that very conversation/debate with a young swamp 'lady' a few years back at a vegan wedding (I know, I thought it was a cruel joke too!)
It was that sticking point that really boiled her pisś, that I enjoyed shooting. Not that I enjoyed just killing something, but the stalk, the bushcraft, the reconnaissance, understanding our beautiful countryside far better than she did from her animal care diploma & watching the really wild show. But of course, as ever with these fundamentalists I was fighting a losing battle so I went outside to eat some contraband biltong.