I’ve got nothing against killing animals per se. I eat meat. I wear leather shoes. I practice shooting my Remington 700 SPS and whispering for my debut on the Outdoor Channel. But I also believe in live and let live. If an animal doesn’t pose any threat to you, and you’re not planning on eating at least some of it, leave it alone. And if you do hunt for hunting’s sake, don’t call it “personal protection.” That terms refers to protecting yourself, not chasing after a snake that’s trying to get away from you. Just sayin’ . . .