Tuesday, December 28, 2004
We cannot imagine any reason why the technology below should be confined to "exotic animals," especially when the 101st Fighting Keyboarders(TM) have spent all these years fruitlessly hoping for a chance to do their patriotic bit. From the ASPCA website:
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) today expressed outrage at a Texas man's plan to allow hunting exotic animals on his ranch via the Internet. Users around the world would be able to log on to his website, pay a fee, and using the mouse on their computer, control a rifle mounted on a high-tech stand to aim, shoot and kill an animal. At present, the remote system only allows target practice and does not include the shooting and killing of live animals . . . .
The canned hunt is a barbaric practice in which hunters pay fees to shoot and kill exotic animals in a confined area from which they are unable to escape. The ASPCA is urging Texas residents to demand that their state legislators take immediate action to prohibit this website from allowing the shooting and killing of animals via the Internet.