Then you have certainly lived a nicer life than I have.
A predator may be protective of the people they love by going after the people who may threaten them.
Ask any soldier/veteran.
Ask any paranoid, that's what they do.
Protection is protection and hunting is hunting, one is not the other. Actually you should know as you have had to pick up the pieces of those war vets with mental problems. They too thought 'predator' was right.
Going to meet and face the enemy doesn't equal hunting. The enemy only hides when you he thinks your out to harm. So if you go find the enemy and change his mind then there's no enemy, just friends. Or even Aikido