Elephants are many times closer to their families than humans. Some who are kidnapped from their families miss them so terribly that they literally die of a broken heart. Sometimes the babies witness their mothers and fathers being killed by the kidnappers and the trauma is too profound, also causing to loss of the will to live.
“Culling” or killing elephants for so-called “sport,” which might be more accurately described as joy killing, is not a intelligent option. Vaccines have been successfully used that prevent cows from becoming pregnant, thus easily controlling the population.