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The Alaska Board of Game has passed a new law: don’t Taser a moose unless your life is under direct threat. Why is such a rule necessary? “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,” said biologist Larry Lewis, the “Taser expert” at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Lewis describes such a scenario as “catch and release hunting.” With no law against that sort of thing, “it’s ripe for abuse,” Lewis said. “What we wanted to do was kind of head off at the pass any non-trained use of this equipment.” (RC/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner) ...Tasers have a maximum range of 25 feet. I say let the obliviots take their chances.
Original Publication Date: 08 May 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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