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post #1 of 18
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I just ran across this article - never knew it existed. - it's for real and it's so sick -OMG.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/200607...vertheinternet

At least some of the states are now also seeing how wrong it is.

What do you guys think??????
post #2 of 18
As someone who grew up in a family of hunters, I can honestly say that THAT is not hunting. That's long distance murder - killing for sheer pleasure that has NOTHING to do with what a real, honest hunter does.

What I was taught and shown is that the kill isn't the climax of the hunt. It's the end of it. The joy comes from being in the wild, matching wits with an animal, and becoming one with nature. Not what these killers are doing at all.

It's wrong, end of. I'm glad to see that at least 21 states have banned it already. I hope the rest follow suit shortly.
post #3 of 18
I hate the idea of "internet hunting" and canned hunts equally.

I agree with hunting if you are hunting a wild, naturally occuring animal, in season, with a liscense, with either a standard hunting gun (shotgun, etc) or a crossbow. It really isn't about killing things then, I agree Heidi, just like fishing isn't really either unless all you do is throw dynamite in the lake. Most hunters I know don't even care if they shoot something, it's like a male bonding experience where you go sit quietly somewhere together.

I do not agree with buying an exotic or rare animal, having it drugged and trotted out in front of you after you've driven to where they keep it, and shooting it. That is not hunting. Sitting behind a computer and doing the same thing just makes you even lazier. If that's all you want to do then shoot clay pigeons or skeet or something. Or play a video game, cause that's essentially what you're doing except that something actually dies. How pathetic. Real hunters aren't afraid of mosquitoes and have actually seen a tree.
post #4 of 18
We've actually had a couple of threads on this very subject. Here's one of them, from last year: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...canned+hunting
post #5 of 18
Interesting-I had never heard of this. Hoepfully everyone will BAN it forever!!
post #6 of 18
Personally that is lazy hunting and wasteful. I don't hunt but if I did, I would be getting the meat, hide and everything. But I don't think I would mount the head. But I would love to hunt for my own meat and supplies.
post #7 of 18
To me, hunting is okay if you use the simplest weapons possible and actually use most, if not all, of what you kill (and have the proper paperwork, of course).

Sniping an animal from 100 yards away while it eats food from a bucket and carying off its head is just incredibly lazy.

This is even moreso. It in fact redfindes lazy. I'm happy it has been banned in many places, and hope that more follow suit.
post #8 of 18
How do they know the distance correlation between the mouse and the gun? Say how many yards the gun moves with each half-inch the mouse moves?

I think it is inaccurate and it is not a very good game. There is no way for it to be caliberated. It is not a well-designed game to begin with and it would be a fad that would pass away quickly.

I think it is just raising animals and slaughtering them. It is not even a game.

Paying $1500 for a head is steep. They don't even get the meat to eat.
post #9 of 18
This is deplorable!!!! Where can we go to see which states ban this? I would want to see if California is on the list.
post #10 of 18
Sick, sick, sick.
post #11 of 18
We have been shooting ( kangaroo', rabbits and wild goats). But we always bring the meat home for the dogs, our if the animal was a young one for our own consumption. I would not ever like to hunt for a trophy only, and to sit in my own lounge room and line an animal up like some sort of computer game is to my mind wrong.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Catkiki
This is deplorable!!!! Where can we go to see which states ban this? I would want to see if California is on the list.
I would like to know this too. For Georgia at least. I've never even heard of this before, and it's absolutely sickening
post #13 of 18
I think that is awful! Lee is a hunter but he tells me all the time that he would just rather sit in the tree stand and watch the wildlife around him than shoot the deer. He waits for the perfect kill of the perfect buck. So far he hasn't gotten that perfect one since we have been together or before that I know of so he hasn't killed anything yet.
post #14 of 18
I had heard of internet hunting but I didn't think it was still in exsistence. It sickens me.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew
I had heard of internet hunting but I didn't think it was still in exsistence. It sickens me.
I think it is fake. I bet them have premade videos of people shooting deer and they show the same video with all customers.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by shengmei


I think it is fake. I bet them have premade videos of people shooting deer and they show the same video with all customers.

Unfortunatley not -sorry !!
post #17 of 18
States that have banned it (or not) can be found here:
http://www.hsus.org/legislation_laws...tate_laws.html

It is most certainly not fake. It is real, animals are being killed by someone clicking away on their keyboard. People who really hunt hate it just as much.
post #18 of 18
when will people get a day job and a constructive hobby and stop hurting innocent animals! GURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
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