A lawsuit filed in Iowa City, Iowa is bringing into question the constutionality of the Airborne Hunting Act. The Airborne Hunting Act prohibits and provides a penalty to any person who “while airborne in an aircraft shoots or attempts to shoot for the purpose of capturing or killing any bird, fish, or other animal; or uses an aircraft to harass any bird, fish, or other animal.” Two pilots are charged with harassing migrating birds.
The pilots cited in the case, Paul Austin and Craig Martin, are arguing that the Act is not legal because it is too hard to determine if an animal can experience harassment.
What do you think?
(via Washington Post)
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