Animals rights advocates say dogs wearing the GPS devices chase the prey to the point of exhaustion. Then hunters follow the GPS and find the animal that can no longer flee. https://t.co/wVDEPBlIxY
— KTLA (@KTLA) September 10, 2019
Animal rights groups filed a lawsuit challenging a California regulation that allows hunters’ dogs to wear GPS collars. Here’s more from the Associated Press:
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, which filed the lawsuit last week in Sacramento Superior Court, called the hunting method “unusually cruel and unfair.” Tracking devices allow dogs to chase prey to the point of exhaustion, and then hunters follow the GPS signal to find an animal that can no longer flee and is easily shot, the group said.
The lawsuit was joined by the Public Interest Coalition and Friends of Animals. It targets the California Fish and Game Commission, which didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.