Animals kill for sport all the time. Have you ever seen a cat play with a mouse or bird? They typically injure the prey to slow it down, then let it go and catch it over and over again, until finally they kill it. In many cases, they do not eat the prey at the end.
Have you ever seen a dog get loose in a chicken coup? They will kill every single chicken in there, delighted that after all the birds they have chased, these ones can't simply fly away.
The list goes on and on - but predators almost universally kill for sport as well as food. The question is - should we as humans be held to a higher standard.
And this is where and how we as a species created Adolf Hitler and Ted Bundy. Animals do not have a conscious understanding of their motivation to kill and some humans do not develop the level of self awareness necessary to chose to have an awareness or understanding of social morality either that or they distort it in their mind and see only a narrow future with themselves at the center of the universe.
When we permit dictators to have power then we revert to an amoral state dominated by those who are the biggest and meanest bastards The Putins, Stalins, Hitlers, Pol Pots and the rest of the amoral dictators that we have had to tolerate will continue to plague our society as a species on this earth for long after I am gone from this planet. But I can see an end in sight as we finally begin to overcome our primitive animal social structures.
This is how we came to where we are as a species and we are still very primitive in social terms. By now we could easily be traveling to Mars if the current group of dictators were ousted and true democracy happens in China, Russia soon. You notice that I group them all together because they have made the decision that they are above social morality and therefore others are wrong and they are right because otherwise they would not be in power. It is obvious that the human species needs to unite to advance beyond this planet but we still have a hell of a long way to go!
Chimps, wolves and most other higher mammals that are social preditors do not have self awareness as a species and are driven only by the socially primitive need for dominance and submission the same as a dictatorship is. We on the other hand can evolve as a species and direct our own evolution away from primitive dominance oriented natural selection. The eugenicists and fascist strong men of the early twentieth century were wrong, social morality can be achieved peacefully without the need for war and struggle. Yes tyrants have risen from the ashes and cursed us but they will fade to dust as we evolve away from being a primitive animal. This is the true gift of higher human evolution that has given us communication and an advancing social morality that only real democracy can achieve.
Is democracy in reality socialism? This is a loaded question that chimps and wolves do not worry about but it seems to be a fixation with Americans, hopefully more and more of them will eventually figure things out! The poor Russians are still struggling to understand that they can get by without a Tsar for heavens sake. Let us hope they do not chose to crown a chimp for life the way they have with Putin!