Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Click a mouse - slaughter an animal. Live animal snuff on the internet.

Ok I'm am not anti-hunting, anti-gun or a Peta crazed Liberal but I am sickened and disturbed by this story.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas : Hunting wild animals is nothing new in Texas. But a new company called Live-Shot.com has added a modern, controversial twist to the primal desire to kill: Internet hunting.

Now anyone with a computer and a modem can log on and fire real weapons. Howard Giles did it a few weeks ago, becoming the first known Internet hunter to bag a wild hog by remote control.

Giles was sitting behind his computer in San Antonio. The pig was munching on corn about 50 miles away in the Texas Hill country.

"He was a beast," said Giles. "I felt like I was there."

Though Texans wear their love of guns and hunting proudly, the idea of Internet hunting has generated plenty of criticism. A Republican representative in the Texas Legislature, Todd Smith, himself an occasional hunter, has offered a bill to ban the practice.

"I don't think we should be able to kill God's creatures with the click of a mouse," Smith said. "I think hunters are offended by the concept, much less non-hunters."

Wildlife authorities have already taken steps to ban the killing of any native species by remote control, but they cannot ban the Internet slaughter of imported exotic game, including the kind of feral hog that Giles killed.

Several other states are already moving to head off Internet hunting in the event that Internet entrepreneurs try to introduce their own remote control slaughters.

And the Humane Society of the United States is calling on Congress to make it illegal across the country.

"What started as a depraved idea has apparently become a sickening reality," said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society.

"This is a snuff film scenario in which animals will be senselessly killed for the voyeuristic pleasure of someone sitting at a keyboard. It is pay-per-view slaughter. This remotely delivered cruelty should be shut down and outlawed immediately."


At 3/15/2005 9:06 PM , Blogger Right On! said...


At 3/15/2005 9:28 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...


You lose.

At 3/16/2005 5:53 AM , Blogger KyndCulture said...

I have no clue what your stupid graphic was supposed to represent, Righton.

At 3/16/2005 6:18 AM , Blogger Right On! said...

This story is old news.

Sorry I had to explain it to you.

BTW, congratulations on editing that picture, looks like it took some effort.

At 3/16/2005 6:45 AM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

No effort...just about 15 seconds was all.

At 3/16/2005 9:03 AM , Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Great pic. pro. Pat.

I thought the Kill on the internet idea was stupid.

At 3/16/2005 9:35 AM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

Thanks Ole Blue,

The internet hunting idea is absurd. I see no sport, sense or any good in it at all.

At 3/16/2005 4:18 PM , Blogger JiminJersey said...

Now the hicks can stay fat, drunk AND stay on the couch .. how perfect!
Maybe we can figure a way to make them stay home during elections.


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