Killer Darwin

In the latter part of my school life I became passionately fond of shooting and I do not believe that anyone could have shown more zeal for the most holy cause than I did for shooting birds. How well I remember killing my first snipe and my excitement was so great that I had much difficulty in reloading my gun from the trembling of my hands. This taste long continued and I became a very good shot.

~ Charles Darwin (1809-02-12 1882-04-19 age:73)

At least in Darwin’s case, shooting was motivated by sadistic pleasure.