November 2, 2009
Laws and Legislation on Internet Hunting
|Internet hunting should be outlawed everywhere.|
Internet hunting, also called remote controlled hunting, utilizes Internet technology to allow a computer user to aim and fire a weapon that is mounted on a mechanized tripod at a remote location, usually a game ranch where exotic animals are kept penned and shot at close range.
The customer signs up through a website and pays a user fee and deposit for the animal he or she wishes to kill. The animal is lured to a feeding station within range of the mounted rifle. When the animal approaches, the desktop hunter uses the computer mouse to line up the crosshairs and fire the rifle. Guides at the game ranch will finish the job if the shot misses. Trophy mounts are prepared at the ranch and shipped to the customer.
See a map [PDF] of Internet hunting laws as of 2009.