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Animal rights group says drone shot down
The Times and Democrat ^ | February 14, 2012 | T&D Staff Report

Posted on 02/18/2012 3:35:27 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."

(Excerpt) Read more at thetandd.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: drone; hunting; peta
After pigeons, a remote controlled helicopter is no challenge.
1 posted on 02/18/2012 3:35:38 PM PST by Makana
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To: Makana
LOL, That must have been a great sight, a bunch of hunters taking aim at a drone.
2 posted on 02/18/2012 3:38:15 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

A stinger missile would have been a lot more spectacular.


3 posted on 02/18/2012 3:44:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Like shooting drones in a barrel *nods*.


4 posted on 02/18/2012 3:49:02 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Makana

This “press release” is most certainly a figment of Mr. Hindi’s vivid imagination.


5 posted on 02/18/2012 3:54:35 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Makana

“”It didn’t work; what SHARK was doing was perfectly legal,” Hindi said in a news release. “

Legal, really? What about the ‘privacy rights’ of the plantation owners? Just who owns the airspace immediately over a property?


6 posted on 02/18/2012 3:54:56 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Its perfectly legal to shoot a TOY on private property also.


7 posted on 02/18/2012 3:56:51 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: Makana

"Hey, they were violating my airspace."

8 posted on 02/18/2012 3:57:43 PM PST by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: Makana

What did they expect to happen? When you violate someone else’s airspace, they are going to shoot you down.


9 posted on 02/18/2012 3:58:18 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Makana

Memo to Steve: Boobie, pidgeons are really flying RATS. They breed like rats and are a filthy disease spreading menace in nearly every large city in the world. These folks are actually doing us a favor by dispatching them. Steve — get thee to an animal shelter — where you MIGHT do some good — and get thee a life.
As a bonus, here’s a little Tom Lehrer ditty you might enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuMLpdnOjY


10 posted on 02/18/2012 4:00:50 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: Makana
SQUAd:

In culinary terminology, squab is a young domestic pigeon or its meat. The meat is widely described as tasting like dark chicken. The term is probably of Scandinavian origin; the Swedish word skvabb means "loose, fat flesh".

It formerly applied to all dove and pigeon species, such as the Wood Pigeon, the Mourning Dove, and the now-extinct Passenger Pigeon, and their meat. More recently, squab meat comes almost entirely from domesticated pigeons. The meat of dove and pigeon gamebirds hunted primarily for sport is rarely called squab."
The practice of domesticating pigeon as livestock may have come from the Middle East; historically, squabs or pigeons have been consumed in many civilizations, including Ancient Egypt, Rome and Medieval Europe. Although squab has been consumed throughout much of recorded history, it is generally regarded as exotic, not as a contemporary staple food; there are more records of its preparation for the wealthy than for the poor.
The modern squab industry uses utility pigeons. Squabs are raised until they are roughly a month old, when they reach adult size but have not yet flown, before being slaughtered.
11 posted on 02/18/2012 4:05:45 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

Should read,”SQUAB”.


12 posted on 02/18/2012 4:06:37 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Makana
LOL.

The hunters are probably hoping they will come back with many, many more remote controlled helicopters .... just in time for the newly scheduled "2nd Annual Motorized Skeet Shooting Contest"!

13 posted on 02/18/2012 4:10:46 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: Makana
For the South Carolina ping to this article, go here.
14 posted on 02/18/2012 4:18:18 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Makana

Where are the articles of people protesting cities poisoning pigeons in their downtown areas to keep them from crapping on those 3 piece suits????


15 posted on 02/18/2012 4:20:15 PM PST by bigheadfred (Wogga la Hooga)
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To: Makana

Hindi said in the release. “As an act of revenge for us shutting down the pigeon slaughter, they had shot down our copter.”

What a hyperventilating pansy. Perfectly legal to shoot your little toy down..

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....

dumbazz.


16 posted on 02/18/2012 4:20:22 PM PST by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Mmogamer

Yeah, but drones are harder to clean...and what do you serve with them, red or white wine?


17 posted on 02/18/2012 4:22:23 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

To prepare them all you need is some gauze, a few ball bearings, and some 30 weight oil.


18 posted on 02/18/2012 4:28:36 PM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: Makana

This is the funniest story I have read in a while.

Maybe they had better work on their stealth technology.


19 posted on 02/18/2012 4:29:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Makana

Funny, it LOOKED like a pigeon.


20 posted on 02/18/2012 4:34:02 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Yeah, but drones are harder to clean...and what do you serve with them, red or white wine?

No self-respecting hunter would serve beer battered drones with wine......

21 posted on 02/18/2012 4:35:51 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: upchuck

I shot sporting clays at Broxton Bridge plantation once. Nice place in the country south of the nice town of Earhardt, SC. Last place on earth I thought would be targeted by the PETA pod people.

These gay urban liberal treehugging gungrabbing (that’s their REAL objective) Bambi worshippers think they can invade the countryside and menace the “bitter clingers” now by using high technology. No shouting to scare the deer this time.

So when their fancy new toy gets trashed by some oldfashioned weaponry, they get their tighties in a wad and call for backup. Watch for the ACLU to come storming in. Only when they show up at the courthouse they had better place some guards around their SUVs if you get my drift.


22 posted on 02/18/2012 4:39:23 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Makana; shibumi

“Shot happens” ping


23 posted on 02/18/2012 4:47:29 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: Dallas59

Oh, darn.

I was gonna start calling the drone idiots the “Mob Squab”.


24 posted on 02/18/2012 4:49:27 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

That’s the issue. It wasn’t above the property in question. It was airborne adjacent to said property. You might make a case that you can protect the airspace above your property, but no case to be made at all for shooting anything in the outside the boundaries but viewable from that property.


25 posted on 02/18/2012 4:49:46 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Makana

Looks like it was crashed on purpose to blame the shooters. You can’t convince me from the video that it was actually shot down.


26 posted on 02/18/2012 4:57:33 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Adder

“What a hyperventilating pansy. Perfectly legal to shoot your little toy down..”

Is it? I don’t know. You wouldn’t like it if someone shot down your helicopter.


27 posted on 02/18/2012 5:02:11 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: elcid1970

I don’t care for their liberalism but I’m against destroying someone else’s private property just for the heck of it.


28 posted on 02/18/2012 5:06:35 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Makana

Here is a high def video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZgk1cRqAfs
I see no buckshot damage.


29 posted on 02/18/2012 5:07:55 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: ari-freedom

Since I would not be using it to harass people on their private property, you are probably right..I wouldn’t like it.


30 posted on 02/18/2012 5:10:33 PM PST by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Melas
Really? Was it the protesters property? They were asking for what they got.
They just didn't expect it in their realm lf reality.
31 posted on 02/18/2012 5:26:17 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Kirkwood
I don't see any buckshot damage either, and the helo was definitely over
private property. The punk commentator needs a couple teeth removed for being an ass.
32 posted on 02/18/2012 5:36:04 PM PST by MaxMax
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33 posted on 02/18/2012 5:37:06 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Makana

Alright! Which one of Ya’Al shot before calling “PULL!”


34 posted on 02/18/2012 6:06:03 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: ari-freedom

Well, then, go ahead and fly your spy-camera equipped private property over someone else’s lawfully owned private property and announce that your purpose in so doing will be to spy on them for reasons hostile to them, and they might be expected to respond.

At that point, ideology hardly matters.

So some PETA person’s little toy was brought down. Who cares?

;^)


35 posted on 02/18/2012 8:09:06 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Kirkwood
That video will come back to haunt them. With the hostility, name-calling, taunting, etc., it would be real easy for a lawyer to establish that these folks were out looking for trouble, and that a reasonable person would defend themselves against these outside agitators.

At least, that's the way I would play it to a Carolina court jury.

36 posted on 02/19/2012 6:55:23 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: Makana

I think these Shark boys ought to come over here to Texas during deer season to protect them!!! :)


37 posted on 02/19/2012 7:05:26 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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