Remote Control Hunting

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The practice known as "remote-control hunting" will not be coming to Illinois.

Governor Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vitch) signed a measure into law yesterday (Monday) pre-emptively outlawing the phenomenon also known as cyber hunting. The Illinois General Assembly passed the bill in May.

Technology makes it possible for people to view their real-life prey over a webcam and use their computer mouses to direct a rifle and fire a shot remotely to kill animals.

The national Humane Society says more than 30 states have barred the practice some have described as pay-per-view slaughter.

Even die-hard hunters oppose the practice, saying it isn't sporting and doesn't require the fair chase seen in conventional hunting locales in forests and fields.

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