The Cry Baby is on sabbatical ....

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tasering animals outlawed in Alaska - still Ok to shoot them I guess

Shiras Moose - Grand Teton National ParkImage by Al_HikesAZ via Flickr
Under the category of "who knew":  The Alaska Board of Game just passed a law making it illegal to Taser wildlife, except in cases of self-defence.

“The department recognized the lack of authority to regulate the use of [Tasers] on wildlife and brought the concern to the Board of Game,” the press release for the Game Board stated. “Restricting the use of [Tasers] will reduce the risk of improper or unethical use on wildlife by the public or other agency personnel who are unfamiliar with the potential effects and hazards.”

“Conceivably someone could Tase a moose or bear, go up and get a picture taken with it, shut the [Taser] off and then release the animal,” biologist Larry Lewis said.

Well, I guess I'll just have to use an old fashioned rifle if I make up to Alaska.


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