Yesterday, one of my Facebook friends posted an article defending trophy hunting of elephants in Africa. This led to a discussion about hunting reservations in the US, and ultimately to my friend asking rhetorically,
Why do you think cows and chickens won't ever be endangered?
To which someone responded,
Same reason why there are more trees in America now than when the first colonists landed. We grow them. For paper.
Is there any truth to this statement? I looked online and couldn't find any reliable evidence supporting or denying this claim.