Internet hunting is a new kind of hunting where the "hunter" pays a confined hunting facility in a remote location to "hunt" using virtual technology from their home computer. However the hunter operates a real gun and kills real animals using their computer controls. It is similar to computer hunting games, except that the ammunition is live and the animal ends up dead.
The issue of canned hunts is tied in very closely to this issue, because without an enclosure stocked with animals who cannot escape, and feeding stations to draw them to the mounted firearms, it would be impossible to do any hunting by a remote means. Canned hunts have also been regulated or stopped in several states, but unlike internet hunting they are supported by organizations such as the National Rifle Association and Safari Club International, which oppose any measure that restricts hunting. Internet hunting is an exception as even these pro-hunting groups have acknowledged the lack of sportsmanship involved.
To see if your state already has a law banning internet hunting, go to www.AnimalLaw.com; select “Search Laws” at the top of the page, choose your state, select the category for “hunting” and enter the keywords “internet hunting.”
To see model laws for both Internet Hunting and Canned Hunts, go to www.AnimalLaw.com.