Well, that's not the point I was trying to make. I believe the OP (i.e. thread starter) believes that LIVE baiting is unethical because it's inhumane, in his opinion, more so than being a cheesy, half-assed way to capture wildlife in action. Maybe the OP/TS will chime in at some point.
I would hope that the issue in question is the impact on the subject, and the effect it could have on it's ability to continue living as it should vs. being trained to take food from people, failing to hunt, or getting itself killed by getting to close to something it shouldn't (traffic etc..)
One of the replies to this thread came from a member who's avatar is a bear*.
I would surely hope that he and everyone here reading this thread can fully understand the implications and concerns that would arise from baiting a bear?
The end result in a worse case scenario is loss of life. On a scale of 1-10 I'd rate the mouse down around a 1/2, and the bear up there at 9.5, and you can decide where the human that the bear mauls ends up at based on whether it is some innocent in the wrong place or the wrong time, or if it's the photographer that was feeding him to "get the shot"
* In no way am I assuming or accusing anyone of baiting bears! I merely used the bear as example as I felt that ALL of us could then grasp the real gravity of the situation. When we discuss the impact of baiting on birds of prey for some reason many miss this.