April 06, 2005
More Fallout From Live-Shot.com
California is moving to pass a law against Internet hunting. According to Cal. Sen. Debra Bowen, “This isn't hunting; it's an inhumane, over the top, pay-per-view video game using live animals for target practice….Shooting live animals over the Internet takes absolutely zero hunting skills, and it ought to be offensive to every legitimate hunter.” Perhaps Sen. Bowen can clarify why “legitimate” hunting is both humane and something more than using live animals for target practice.
On that front, there are some weird bedfellows supporting anti-Internet hunting laws—hunting groups like the California Sportsmen's Association, Safari Club International and the Outdoor Sportsman's Coalition of California, but also the Humane Society of the US. Clearly these groups support the laws for very different reasons!
Meanwhile, Wisconsin had its hearing on AB 179 last week but I’ve not been able to find any information about what happened. Further, the bill’s history shows that yesterday “executve action” was taken on the bill—still trying to figure out what that means.
Posted by Eric at April 6, 2005 11:08 AM | Vegetarian