This will probably surprise no one here, but I am appalled by the case of the Dentist from Minnesota who went to Zimbabwe to kill a lion purely for sport. I simply don't understand the desire to hunt something down and kill it. It's not an even contest, and when you have to wait a day and half for the animal to die from the wounds, I'd say you aren't even giving the animal a chance to see whether it can best you. To then keep the head of the animal as a "trophy" suggest to me major, major psychological issues. After all, this is also the behavior of serial killers. I suppose those who hunt and eat what they kill are in a slightly different category and though I'm not a huge fan of that either, I kind of get it. This asshole, however, seems to do it just to feel.........something when he kills a wild animal.
Right now, his practice, his livelihood is being destroyed by protestors. From the looks of it, I don't think he could step anywhere near his practice right now, and one report said he shut it down. Looking at the protestors outside of his office, I actually was kind of reminded of what it looks like outside of abortion clinics. Abortion is legal, and on the surface, what this guy did is legal, repugnant as it may be. Now, he is on the run and though nobody would probably go through with it, I bet he has had his life threatened. The outrage and very aggressive response to this guy might actually prompt enough uncomfortable scrutiny that something is done to end the barbaric practice of big game hunting. Judging from how abortion opposers operate, it seems like they hope for basically the same thing.
Does the end justify the means?