Internet Hunting Becomes The Hunted
from the step-away-from-the-mouse dept
The idea of Internet “hunting” has many people — hunters included — up in arms (so to speak). Now lawmakers in several states are pushing legislation to outlaw the practice, by requiring shooters to be present at the scene of the hunt and in possession of the firearm at the time of the shooting. The CEO of the Humane Society of the United States wants the federal government to get involved, even raising the issue of homeland security. Though it’s understandable that ‘net hunting would be considered offensive (or at least particularly unsporting) by many, the whole thing sounds pretty absurd. How many people are seriously dropping 300 bucks to click a mouse and… um… drop a buck? Has it really become such an issue that state governments and the US Congress really need to get involved?