Personally, I would much rather be accused of being emotional than be caught smiling like a psychotic murderer while waving the severed tail of an elephant I had just killed for a proud picture to display in my kill-room (Of course, I meant "trophy-room.")
As for logic, I have yet to find any economist who will vouch that massacring up to 10 percent of a limited population of rare desert elephants makes economic sense. With nine permits being issued, I don't care whether the total population numbers are 100 or 391; it is not sustainable, it is not good business sense, and it makes no environmental sense.
I have yet to be presented with actual figures from a desert elephant trophy hunt that illustrates exactly where the money goes. The Pro-Killing for Fun brigade keeps on ad nauseum, trying to convince the rest of the world that the money goes into the communities for conservation and upkeep.
But we have no proof, for instance, that in the killing of Delta that the community received any benefit at all, aside from one or two meals. And even in this respect, unhappiness still reigns with certain community members publicly having complained that they did not receive any meat. There are even rumors that certain community leaders sell the elephant meat to the locals. Not to mention the allegations of illegal hunting by certain hunting concession holders within the conservancies.