Humane Society Wants National Ban of Drone-Assisted Hunting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Policy & Regulations

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is seeking a nationwide ban of hunting with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the HSUS, penned an article for the Huffington Post in which he calls ‘on all 50 state wildlife agencies to adopt rules to prohibit drone-assisted hunting.’

He notes that the Alaska Board of Game has banned the practice after a hunter killed a moose with the help of a UAV. Colorado and Montana have recently outlawed drone-assisted hunting, while Idaho and Wisconsin have included similar restrictions in existing regulations.

In addition, wildlife commissions in New Mexico, Vermont and Wyoming are moving toward such prohibitions.

Pacelle contends that a national ban on UAV-assisted hunting would help ‘prevent slaughter and uphold 'fair chase' standards.’

Read the full Huffington Post article here.

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