Show some courage…

April 19, 2007
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Many may not have heard about a bill being proposed on Beacon Hill.
The bill itself is a good idea, the practice it seeks to eliminate is just about the worst thing we’ve ever heard of, and yet another example of how the Internet can be a vehicle for those in our society without much of a conscience.
A state rep from Brockton is seeking to outlaw “Internet Hunting.”
This cowardly practice consists of a video camera at some far-off location – probably on another continent – aimed at a group of fenced-in and confined wild animals. After paying a fee over the Internet, the Internet hunter can view the confined animals on the computer and click on the one he or she wants to “hunt.”
Once chosen, a person at the ranch aims a gun at the animal and shoots it dead on camera right before the eyes of the viewer. The viewer watches the wild animal die in the comforts of his or her home, and then the “ranch” sends the taxidermied head of the dead animal to the “hunter” through the mail.
Is this unbelievable or what?
Nevertheless, it’s legal in Massachusetts right now, though it has been outlawed in 25 other states already.

  • Johnny

    This is why our country is in the bad shape it’s in. instead of us focusing on true issues we are wasting our time with stupid stuff. i want my elected officials to focus and issues, like health care, schools, the violence in Boston, balancing the budget and cutting some taxes. but instead, we are worried about a few idiots spending their money on internet hunting. Morons!

  • Johnny

    This is why our country is in the bad shape it’s in. instead of us focusing on true issues we are wasting our time with stupid stuff. i want my elected officials to focus and issues, like health care, schools, the violence in Boston, balancing the budget and cutting some taxes. but instead, we are worried about a few idiots spending their money on internet hunting. Morons!

  • Rich

    A classic right-wing response.

    You know you have no legitimate argument, so you throw the “haven’t we got more important stuff” nonsense? This is one of thousands of pieces of legislation making its way through Beacon Hill and should be a no-brainer.

    What’s next, the “slippery slope” angle. If they ban internet hunting, what’ll they take away from us next? Please.

  • Rich

    A classic right-wing response.

    You know you have no legitimate argument, so you throw the “haven’t we got more important stuff” nonsense? This is one of thousands of pieces of legislation making its way through Beacon Hill and should be a no-brainer.

    What’s next, the “slippery slope” angle. If they ban internet hunting, what’ll they take away from us next? Please.

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