If you don't eat it, don't kill it. If it messes with your lively hood i.e. dairy cows, crops, or screws with your family, by all means bump it off.
But senseless killing for the hell of it is retarded and does show a lack of respect for what the man upstairs gave to us to take care of. Just the way I see it. ...
Just because that's the way "you see it", doesn't mean it's "common sense". There are some species that are considered pests.
Around here, there is a list of animals that may be taken year round. Food source is not the only valid reason for hunting. That's an idea that anti's cooked up (much like the one about using a gun in SD only
if the other person is using like force, or people opposing Texans' right to protect personal property), and one that many self righteous people have taken on to make themselves feel like they are more ethical.
Ground Squirrels and Red Squirrels can be taken year round, yet I wouldn't eat them just because they are more work (to clean) than they are worth. The idea that we should hunt/kill animals only if we are going to eat the meat is pure poppycock that was put out by anti-hunters. There's a much bigger picture. It's more than just "food source, and pest control", it's also about game management (read population control).
I personally think the guys in the vid came off as a couple of hooligans. I can understand getting excited over a difficult shot, but the apparant glee over the killing of an animal for just the sake of killing does come off as a bit bloodthirsty. Combine that with the foul language (always
looks and sounds bad), and it's just an all around bad image. I'm against thrill killing as much as anybody, and believe hunters should be respectful. However, saying "if you don't eat it, don't kill it" goes way beyond that. Nowadays, hunting is much more about management, than it is about food source.