Hey @cassiopeiic, great topic for discussion, especially given the recent 'uproar'/social media coverage.
I have quite a firm/strong viewpoint on this matter. And please keep in mind that I am an animal-lover, so my opinion here is going to be quite black and white
I support hunting animals for their resources - provided both skin and meat are put to use. I do support the hunting of endangered species, provided the aforementioned requisites and that that particular animal is part of the respective culture's diet (ie. Aboriginals hunting crocodiles). As long as the animal is humanely dealt with and suffering is brought to a minimum, then we need to respect the decisions of those who choose to hunt within moral and rational principals.
I do not support hunting for sport. Simply put, it sickens me. A waste of a life. It's a clear indication of a persons inability to rationalise and understand consequences of their actions. I find that, often, such people are driven by a sense of pride, adrenaline and ego. At that, they are willing to sacrifice life - all in vain. It shows a deep disrespect for the Animal Kingdom, and mars our purpose.
I do not support hunting conservational hunting. This form of hunting has practical and logic substansiation. However, being the animal lover that I am, I do find it heart-breaking to know that even 'pests' are being killed, in vain (in my mind, however). It's probably a more sentimental view on my part.
It's people like Melissa Bachman, that make my blood boil. That type of ignorance and insolence is a disgrace and shame to all humans. Law or not. Such bloodshed needs to be brought to justice.