Virtual Hunting

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Subject: Virtual Hunting
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 08:20:47 +1000
Internet hunting ban

Somehow I missed the news that it's now possible to go hunting via an Internet connection. It is, unfortunately. But the good news is that a number of US states have outlawed the practice before it was widely adopted.

The principle is simple - a "hunter" uses an internet connection and purpose-built game reserve to fire at animals he (surely not she!) observes via a webcam. I thought that able-bodied birders who ticked birds via feedercams were stretching plausability - but this new form of hunting reaches new depths. Let's hope we don't ever see it here.

The article below is on The Age's website: 2006/04/12/1144521380518.html

Russell Woodford
Birding-Aus List Owner

Geelong   Victoria   Australia


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