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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
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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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