As a hunter, I know my biggest challenge lies in matching my wits to animals' speed, strength, and instinct. If you want a just want a battle of wits, why don't you engage in more civilized activities, like chess?
You think it's okay to kill people who are the "scum of the earth"? Well, murder is still murder, and it's illegal, no matter what the "value" of the person!
If you were so sad about your dog dying, think of how sad the families of the sailors you kill are! And you willingly sent your dogs out to hunt, while the families had no say whatsoever in the matter!