Skip to comments.Animal rights group says drone shot down
Posted on 02/18/2012 3:35:23 PM PST by Makana
A remote-controlled aircraft owned by an animal rights group was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation Sunday near Ehrhardt, S.C.
Steve Hindi, president of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness), said his group was preparing to launch its Mikrokopter drone to video what he called a live pigeon shoot on Sunday when law enforcement officers and an attorney claiming to represent the privately-owned plantation near Ehrhardt tried to stop the aircraft from flying.
"It didn't work; what SHARK was doing was perfectly legal," Hindi said in a news release. "Once they knew nothing was going to stop us, the shooting stopped and the cars lined up to leave."
He said the animal rights group decided to send the drone up anyway.
"Seconds after it hit the air, numerous shots rang out," Hindi said in the release. "As an act of revenge for us shutting down the pigeon slaughter, they had shot down our copter."
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I dunno about pigeons, but if they’re anything like dove—what you said!
So these numbskulls were hovering this thing around shotgunners? Incredible.
Sounds like a fine opportunity for some target practice to me.
“Your Honor, this wasn’t just a bunch of guys shooting birds: It’s a religious ceremony.”
“At the proper time, they begin chanting `The drone must die!’ and then blow it out of the air.”
Video of the fun:
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