Hunting Technologies and Ethics
AP article on how states are regulating new hunting technologies. The lead item from the story: a website where hunters can control and fire a 30.06 by point-and-click. The article quotes Kirby Brown, executive director of the Texas Wildlife Association, a hunters’ group as criticizing the website because “It’s off the ethical charts.”
From a vegetarian’s perspective, this attempt to fix a line between ethical and unethical hunting practices is very, very strange. Technology has already grossly distorted nature’s balance between hunter and hunted, so how can we know when we’ve gone too far?