Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

moose huntersmoose hunters

Alaska to Ban Use of Drones in Hunting

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Alaska is taking a small step towards the protection of wildlife by banning the use of drones in hunting.

The northern state’s Department of Law is currently looking into prohibiting the use of remotely controlled cameras attached to aircrafts by hunters. The device, which costs approximately $1000, flies above trees and obstacles, making it easier for hunters to find animals like bears or moose that they can shoot.

“Under hunting regulations, unless it specifically says that it’s illegal, you’re allowed to do it,” said Alaska Wildlife Troopers Captain Bernard Chastain. “What happens a lot of times is technology gets way ahead of regulations, and the hunting regulations don’t get a chance to catch up for quite a while.”

Unfortunately the ban, which will likely become law by July 1, is not aimed at protecting the animals from the unfair human advantage in the so called “sport” (as if the loaded guns weren’t enough) but to give more hunters a chance to kill innocent animals for fun.

“Other people don’t have a fair opportunity to take game if somebody else is able to do that,” explained Chastain. “On the biology side, if you make it too easy to take animals, then there’s not opportunity for everybody else out there, because they can only allow so many animals to be taken.”

The use of hunting drones is already banned in Wisconsin and Idaho and New Mexico, Vermont and Wyoming are also looking into the ban.

Via The Anchorage Daily News

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Like us on Facebook:

Read between the vegan headlines

They say bad news travels fast, but I’d race vegan news against it.


The desire to be consistent morally results in an illogical rationalization of this nonsensical belief that it’s okay to eat the animals we claim to love.

Part 2: One of History’s Earliest Ethical Vegan Voices

Compared to the modern world, it was much harder to be vegan in Ma‘arrī’s time and place due to the religious and social pressures.