"The idea was this: Hunters sign up on the web site and pay some $1,500 or more. They schedule a session, then log on at their appointed time to watch a feeding station on the computer screen. The animal that was ordered—from wild hogs to antelope—is in the area, and when it approaches the food, the hunter moves on-screen crosshairs into place. A click of the mouse fires a rifle to kill the animal."
These virtual 'hunters' remind me of Larry Niven's wireheads, addicts to electronic stimulation of the brain's pleasure centers. Like the lab rats wired up so, they just keep pressing the button to generate orgasmic pleasure hits until their bodies atrophy. These guys are like that, but much sicker, because they have to have their virtual pleasure connected to real-world pain in meatspace. They just click, kill, and ejaculate. It doesn't get much more perverted than that, folks.
(this post was originally a comment I left on The News Blog)