Prey no more

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

-- Internet USA

On April 20, this year California state senators approved a bill that would ban hunters from killing animals over the Internet. Hunters may only stalk prey online at www.live-shot.com. This web site hitherto linked firearms and cameras. So, customers could point, click and shoot antelope, sheep and wild hogs on a Texas ranch from thousands of miles away. It's the only site of its kind. California's lawmakers voted 25 to 6 to stop its activities.

"It's an over the top, pay-per-view video game using live animals for target practice that ought to be banned from coast-to-coast," said Debra Bowen, the bill's author.

"There's nothing 'sporting' about sitting at a computer in your pajamas, using your mouse to shoot at hogs or or any other animal halfway across the country," she added.

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