We are all involved in a blood sport(hobby) so I thought I would pose this question to you all. The recent hunting excursion, followed by public outrage for various reasons, of the king of Spain has again brought to light the reality of elephant hunting. Elephant populations are not endangered at all in many African countries, so the question of extinction or endangerment is not there. Hunting elephants as it has been regulated for the last 15 or so years does not seem to be causing problems among their populations. In fact some argue the populations need to be controlled. I suppose my question is where and if you draw a line with the hunting of certain animals. Could you hunt an elephant? If not, are you ok with others doing it? I am pro gun, pro conceal and carry, pro ecologically responsible hunting, but I simply cannot imagine putting down an animal that displays the intelligence of an elephant for trophy reasons......an animal that grieves deaths in the family. If chimps and orangutans were as abundant would you be ok with hunting them. I'd like to hear your thoughts and reasons. Let's keep all opinions in reference to the act itself, rather than attack individuals for how they feel.