A farmer does not take pleasure in killing wild animals that threaten his domestic animals or crops. A commercial fisher does not take pleasure in killing fish.
As I become older, even pleasure taken by sporting fishers and a lad fishing from a pier troubles me. What is good about killing fish, mind, sitting on a pier and fishing can be a very pleasant experience. Sport? Sport usually indicates some evenness between competitors. There is really no competition between human and beast.
Even those who are responsible for the mistreatment of animals for and during live export don't do so for pleasure.
I did some animal wrongs when I was young, and I regret them to this day. In my defence, my examples were bad and I did mostly grow up on a farm. I doubt most kids now would do the same with a much greater awareness of kindness towards creatures.
Nevertheless, wasn't Cecil such a regal beast. If there is a crime he can be charged with, I hope the killer will be, and including those who assisted. While there is much corruption and crime in many African countries when you examine conservation efforts, there is also a real passion by many to prevent the loss of wildlife by human killings.
Photo from the BBC.