In a discussion with other hunters I often hear what they could never ever hunt because of various emotional reasons.
A good friend of mine is a horse rider and could not shoot at a zebra, it´s too much like a horse.
An other hunting pal of me hates seeing hunting pictures of baboons or monkeys, because for hin there are our close relatives and look and behave too much like a human being.
In my own hunting area it´s "normal" to shoot young animals, excpecially boars or foxes - I could never shoot a baby animal, maybe bacause I´m a woman?
In Africa I had plenty of possibilities shooting jackals... I can´t do this, for me they are looking like stray dogs and I´m a dog owner. No way killig one!
A cheetah for me looks so gentle and harmless, I would feel bad shooting one.
What about you? Any species you couldn´t pull the trigger?
I just wanted to add that at heart I'm a meat hunter, tho I do understand the conservation side of trophy hunting and I am in full support of it.
Sure you can, you just need to dry it completely, dip it in pesticide, expose it to Gamma radiation and disinfect it in sea salt for 30 days then your good to go... Yum
Thought a while on this topic, I don't think there is an animal on earth I wouldn't hunt/shoot/kill if the circumstances were in order..................... i.e. culling, or domestic gone crazy, or even given the command too.
If I were paying for the hunting situation though, I would say the only animal would be a whale or porpoise . Everything else I think I'd be fine with. Maybe because they don't make taxidermist molds for them.