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Is killing vampires immoral?
Humans killing vampires would be 'ecology as normal'; a completely amoral circumstance in which two species compete for space and resources.
We would not say that it is immoral that a lion kills an antelope, merely that it is the circle of life and a natural part of any harmonious ecosystem. Vampires hunting humans is no different.
Equally, a human defence mechanism of 'first strike' -- hunting vampires -- would also just be 'ecology as normal'.
The ability to abstractly comprehend consequences and value (which humans can) begins to derive moral responsibility. Therefore, there are such a thing as morals, and human activity should not be considered simply 'ecology as normal'.
Since vampires are arguably human-like in their levels of intelligence and their potential for empathy and morality, it is not amoral to hunt and kill them.