No one just cuts off the head and leaves the rest behind.
Maybe not in your area, but around here a lot of idiots do. Dern rednecks and heartless poachers....
I hunt hog and turkey, mainly. I use as much of the animal as possible. For instance, if I shoot a turkey I use as much of the meat as I can, and I give the feathers to a friend of mine who uses them when she makes dreamcatchers. With hog, I use as much meat as possible as well. (I bow hunt, by the way, not gun.) The senseless killing of animals ONLY for mounts I believe is inhumane and very cruel.
Finding places to relocate some of these animals is near impossible. Around here, most of the state is overpopulated with hogs, coyotes, or deer, or something else. So relocating isn't really an option. You relocate the deer too close to the city and it's a danger to both them and drivers. Hogs can be extremely dangerous, and if they begin to crowd the nearby towns, then pets, people, and land are at stake. Farmers can lose their crop to a bunch of hogs. Corn farmers have their salary at stake. With no one to hunt the hogs, the lifestyle and career of the farmer is destroyed. Coyotes threaten livestock, and if they overrun small communities with a lot of stock, then again, people lose money. I think the coyote is a gorgeous animal, and I personally have never hunted them.
Hunting methods are an issue to me....Missouri Gal, don't take offense to this, as from the conversations we have I'm pretty sure you disagree. ^^ I really admire the qualities of the Catahoula Leopard Dog that make it such a fine hog hunting dog. However, even though I too hunt hogs, I don't like the way that it is done with dogs. I don't hate the people or the dogs who do it, I'm just not a big fan of it. Coyote hunting methods vary...some people use one dog as a decoy to bring in the coyotes, then shoot the coyotes. Some people use dogs to track them down and kill them. Some people use dogs to track them down and hold them at bay until the hunter gets there. Honestly, I think the first method is the most humane, provided you KNOW you have a decoy dog fast and smart enough to not get killed by the coyotes. If your dog really has to try to book it to get away from the coyotes, then it's purposely putting your dog in danger, and you're an idiot. Sorry, that's how I feel. You should never train a decoy dog that you know can't run fast enough to get away if need be.
In any case, a hunter should never shoot an animal just to slow it down. If you're going to shoot, you should make sure that it counts, so the animal does not suffer.
I love the idea of blood trail dogs. These dogs follow a blood trail to help you find your kill. Even if you try your best to only shoot in the area that will allow the least amount of suffering, sometimes things just happen. The wind comes from out of nowhere and your arrow hits too far to the right to bring him down immediately. Or, the animal happens to stir a split second before your bullet/arrow hits. Or, the animal simply didn't go down. In this case, a blood trail dog can help you find your animal quickly, so that you can get to it before a scavenger or POACHER does, or you can take another shot if needed to end it's suffering. I like retrievers, also. The fact is, the world would be overpopulated with these animals if not for hunters. If coyotes were not hunted, then the livestock population would be extremely low. If deer were not hunted, farmers would lose a lot of money. If hogs were not hunted, farmers would lose even MORE money. If none of these animals were hunted, people would be in danger. There have been MANY MANY people who died because they hit an elk crossing a dark road in their tiny sports car. The elk was injured or killed, the people were killed or severely injured. Without hunting, this would happen much more often.
I really see your point, and on some levels I agree Luna May. =)