02 May '11, 1am
Alaska Bans the Ridiculous 'Sport' of Tasing Wildlife (Life is Stranger than Fiction)
The Fish and Wildlife official should know a thing or two about the inhumane potential of tasing animals for sport -- he helped pioneer the device for use in purely self-defense situations. Lewis discovered the great potential of stun-guns as an alternative to real guns after he had a run-in with a charging moose while working out in the field; he was able to prevent a major incident without causing too lasting harm to the animal. Then, earlier this year, one TASER manufacturer announced the release of a device specifically designed for stopping wildlife.