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Internet uproar: Shooting at live targets?

"It's an abomination!" Critics maintain there is nothing natural about remote 'hunting' proposed via the Web.

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:19 PM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | Author of "In Defense of Hunting"

On Nov. 18, the same day Parliament outlawed fox hunting in England and Wales, John Underwood of San Antonio appeared on the popular "Today Show" to talk about his Web site that offers remote-controlled shooting and "hunting" at his private ranch in Texas.

Underwood is selling memberships via the Internet that enable people to log on to his site and use their keyboard and mouse to remotely aim and fire a rifle physically located at his ranch.

He currently has a .22-caliber rifle hooked ...

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