Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Kentucky Legislature Votes To Make Illegal The Practice Of Using The Internet To Fire Remote-Controlled Rifles At Live Animals

Some good news. I bet many of you didn’t even know this existed. Well, unfortunately it does. Coward behind a computer. Not only easy, but dangerous.


Kentucky set to outlaw Internet hunting
Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Legislature on Tuesday voted to outlaw the practice of using the Internet to fire remote-controlled rifles at live animals.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Ernie Fletcher said the governor intends to sign the bill banning Internet hunting.

No such facilities exist in the state, but all Kentuckians would be banned from hunting on such sites, even if the target is in another state or country. At least 10 other states have passed similar measures.

State Rep. Robin Webb, a Democrat who sponsored the bill, said she considers Internet hunting unsportsmanlike.

The flurry stems from a Texas Web site that let users fire at animals from the privacy of their homes. At the urging of sportsmen's groups, Texas banned such operations last year.

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