Hunting and Farming
I have very little respect for people who hunt for sport. They kill innocent animals for enjoyment. Yes, they have the legal right to do it; however that does not make them right. These animals have done nothing to them, and they do not deserve to be getting killed.
OK Ilya, why aren't you a vegetarian? The reason is simple. Cows, chickens, etc., are raised for food, and if they were not raised for food they would not be alive. And because they are raised for food, they are some of the most successful animal species on the planet. There are many more cows and chickens than there are tapirs, toucans or giraffes; and the reason is that people are raising them to eat them.
Whereas a person who hunts for sport takes out something that lives in the wild. He imbalances the ecosystem and he also kills something that would have lived for a long time. There is a difference between killing an animal that you've raised for food and killing a wild animal for sport. In the first case you raise something that otherwise would not be alive; in the second you kill something that you haven't raised and that would have been alive for many more years.
The difference between the farmer and the hunter is that the farmer raises the food, whereas the hunter shoots things that live in the wild. Hunting preceded farming, and farming has since then supplanted it. Hunting these days is mainly done for sport rather than feeding one's family or one's tribe; and I am raising ethical issues with hunting for sport, which I would not have done with hunting for food as it existed in prehistoric societies.
None of these people are starving, and none of them need to go out and shoot wild animals in order to feed their families. Which means that they have no excuse. It's understandable to hunt if you don't have food on the table, it's not understandable to hunt for sport. Doing so is brutal, unethical and destructive; and there needs to be more done to understand the harmfulness of these acivities and discourage them.