This is where I think the argument comes to a head. Yes, we need sustenance to survive, meat has been one of the oldest forms of doing that (maybe unfortuantely) and has also been incorporated into the fabric of feeding an over populated earth today.
Killing anything sucks. If we all made it our highest purpose to preserve life in every way possible what an amazing world this would be. We are all stuck on this spinning chunk of rock in a great void. The life we know on earth is the only life we know of - all is precious.
To kill for fun, pleasure, excitement, thrill, ego, pride, or even a religious view that God gave us the supreme dominion over animals so it is our right, to me, is something we need to mentally and spiritually evolve beyond as a species together.
Every life that is lost is like a candle that gets extiguished, and in turn makes the Universe a little darker.
I have no argument from a legal standpoint and I have no argument for killing out of neccessity. I am even of the mind that the way we farm animals is more atrocious than this form of hunting. My point of view is only one that regards the creation and preservation of life as the highest moral achievment a sentient being can strive to attain.
Unfortunately, many of us would die without others processing our food for us (maybe a good thing ). Back in days of lesser technology you had to get out and fend for yourselves, there was honor in hunting and stalking animals in order to feed you and your family. Now that we have taken care of problems such as these years ago I personally feel it's very petty, childish, and somewhat cruel to go out hunting other animals like it's a game such as hockey. What a complete lack of respect for the world around you. We were supposed to have evolved from that. The only problem is the alternative of having someone else do it is not much better, even if the only saving grace is that we are all insignificant to those calling the shots. For me, sometimes I'd like those 14 Organic berries you can buy in a little case but they are $5.99, so in order just to get by I will go myself a $1.39 cheeseburger at McDonald's.
In the long run anyone that uses electricty and processed goods is a pawn and an enabler to those that are destroying our world through big business and government, whether you hunt, buy at the grocery store, are a vegan or not. The thing that bugs me about Booth is he just seems to float through everything applying whatever rules happen to benefit him most. However, this wouldn't be the first time someone was judged incorrectly.