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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Murder by computer

Right between the eyes: click

States Ban Hunting of Live Animals over the Internet

LiveScience Staff Fri Jul 7, 6:01 PM ET

Louisiana has joined 21 other states in banning Internet hunting, the practice of using a mouse click to kill animals on a distant game farm.

The cyber-shooting idea was the brainchild of Texan John Lockwood, who started the web site

The idea was this: Hunters sign up on the web site and pay some $1,500 or more. They schedule a session, then log on at their appointed time to watch a feeding station on the computer screen. The animal that was ordered—from wild hogs to antelope—is in the area, and when it approaches the food, the hunter moves on-screen crosshairs into place. A click of the mouse fires a rifle to kill the animal.

The armchair hunter's trophy animal would then be mounted and shipped for display.

Texas outlawed the practice last year.

What? Remote Control killing? Why ban it? Maybe they can introduce it at Huntsville next.

posted by Steve @ 1:39:00 AM

1:39:00 AM

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