If you don't want to investigate the thread, the summary is as follows: A photographer did nothing to prevent the encounter from happening and as a result the elk was destroyed. The elk had become human-habituated to the point that it had become dangerous to people. The habituation occurred because people fed the elk repeatedly. That is what happens when unthinking humans want to get better photos. They feed the animals to attract them, then other concerned humans have to destroy the animals for the safety of the rest of the humans. It doesn't exactly seem fair to the animals.
I do not condone baiting.
So now we have other Photogs who are trying to get shots of wolves in a national park by illegally baiting wolves with cooked turkey.
I recently added a link to the blog that outlines the ethics that I adhere to. I recently visited the Leslie Street Spit in Toronto. Here are the guidelines that the Tommy Thompson Park requests visitors adhere to in regard to owl sightings.