I think most people understand that in order to eat meat, an animal must be killed. The only hunting that is justifiable is "subsistence" hunting; hunting carried out in areas where growing vegetables and fruits, and raising food animals "HUMANELY" is nearly impossible. Mounting the head of an animal that you killed makes absolutely no sense to me. You like to show off to your friends and family what a big kahuna hunter you are? Let me just say that even ethical hunting is grossly unfair to the animal What real chance does an animal have against a high powered rifle or bow? In a true sport, both sides are equally matched and make decisions to engage in whatever competition is involved. The bear cannot speak so he certainly can't say "I don't want to take part. What's fair about having your dogs chase the bear until it's exhausted, seeks respite in a tree and then is literally shot right out of the tree by you? What joy is there in ending the life of another living being? Psychiatrists could have a field day with this one if they were honest with themselves and actually challenged the public to examine the motivation behind it.
Contrary to what Phil Walters suggests, what we need is MORE emotion, not a lack of it! Remember this, "As long as man kills animals, they will kill each other." Pythagorus, Greek Philospher and Mathematician