Re: Ethics question
It appears that you have something in mind. You didn't say what catagory of wild animal, legal big game, predator control, etc. The motivation might be slaughter for the table, or it may be misguided sport, and it may be a difference of opinion, or you don't really understand what is going on.
For example. The moral code of only shooting what you intend to eat is a personal decision. I hardly eat any wild game, myself, but that doesn't keep me from harvesting the meat and the trophy, and donating what I don't want.
I think there is room for more than one code of ethics, and I wouldn't want someone else to dictate terms to me, as long as it's legal.
This is where the Anti's hope to divide and conquer, and they have some success in pitting bow hunters against rifle hunters, hound hunters against bear baiters, ducks on a pond, tearing up hogs with a pack of curs, and so forth and so on. Some people don't understand the sport in potting a treed lion.
I'd suggest that we resist fractionalizing our sport into different camps. Again, I can't guess what your questions are leading at, but it sounds like you have a strong opinion, as well as a curious mind.
Good hunting. LB