Video Game Law Blog

September 28, 2005

There are apparently several online hunting websites in the US which allow users to remotely target and shoot various weapons (including rifles, bows, blades and harpoons) at caged animals. In effect, the sites turn hunting into an online computer game–albeit a brutal and potentially dangerous one. 

New York state has now passed a law making it illegal to hunt online or create websites which allow people to hunt online. Several other states are considering similar laws.
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