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PETA Plans to Fly Drones That Would 'Stalk Hunters'
U.S. News and World Report ^ | April 8, 2013 | Jason Koebler

Posted on 04/09/2013 8:18:39 AM PDT by jughandle

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is actively shopping for a drone that would "stalk hunters," the organization said Monday.

[READ: Drones to Monitor Endangered Animals in Africa]

The group says it will "soon have some impressive new weapons at its disposal to combat those who gun down deer and doves" and that it is "shopping for one or more drone aircraft with which to monitor those who are out in the woods with death on their minds."

The group says it will not weaponize the drones, but will use them to film potentially illegal hunting activity and turn it over to law enforcement.

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


TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; drones; guncontrol; hunting; peta; petakillspets; secondamendment; yesterday
They are going to lose quite a few multi-rotor copters with some expensive camera equipment.
1 posted on 04/09/2013 8:18:40 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: jughandle

Is there a bag limit?


2 posted on 04/09/2013 8:20:15 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: jughandle

Other articles on this indicate the drones they contemplate buying offer from 5 to 20 minutes depending on the camera resolution and weight....

I dunno....if I were a PETA puke, I’d be concerned about being only 5 minutes away from a hunter with a gun....

Just sayin’


3 posted on 04/09/2013 8:20:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jughandle

Just think! They are introducing a whole new shooting sport. Imagine the special loads to be developed, Goose guns may make a comeback. There’s going to be fun had by all participants.


4 posted on 04/09/2013 8:21:32 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: jughandle

I wonder how many hunters were in Air Defense Artillery during their Army days? LOL!!!


5 posted on 04/09/2013 8:21:40 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: jughandle

Leave it to the radical Left to be the very first to seriously suggest the misapplication of a new technology.


6 posted on 04/09/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: jughandle

Fun! A new style of trap shooting.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 8:25:42 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: jughandle

I predict a new shooting competition called sporting drones.


8 posted on 04/09/2013 8:28:21 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: From The Deer Stand
"Fun! A new style of trap shooting."


9 posted on 04/09/2013 8:43:23 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: Gaffer

I fly a multi rotor copter as a hobby, technology allows even hobbyists to fly them “FPV”, first person view, from goggles or a video screen. Seems possible, but 20 minutes flight time is a real stretch. Also if taken down, another possibility is a fairly intense fire from the lithium polymer batteries widely used these days.


10 posted on 04/09/2013 8:46:23 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: jughandle

5 to 20 minutes is not much flight time. Given a search grid, flying time reserve for launch/recovery, average airspeed, that doesn’t translate into very much distance. Doesn’t put you too far away from armed people you’re going to be getting angry at you. Now, if they are law abiding hunters, no worries - except why are you harassing them? If they aren’t law abiding hunters, are these the kind of people you want to be getting on the wrong side of, out in the wilderness, far away from witnesses, law enforcement, and oh, surrounded by predators that would probably happily dispose of any evidence (ie. you)... ??? This does not sound like a real smart play by PETA, but then, it is PETA so what do you expect?


11 posted on 04/09/2013 8:47:11 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Heh, heh, heh! That’s about $1800 flying right there, ouch!


12 posted on 04/09/2013 8:50:02 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: jughandle
PETA = People Exterminating Terrified Animals.
13 posted on 04/09/2013 8:50:52 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: jughandle

Sounds like they would be stalking would-be hunters. Wouldn’t you think the drones’ noise would scare away the aminals?


14 posted on 04/09/2013 8:53:50 AM PDT by 22202NOVA (DoD civilian, retired Army and proud of my service.)
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To: jughandle

so apparently stalking is no longer a crime?


15 posted on 04/09/2013 8:57:10 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Uncle Miltie

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Flying-Camera-From-Animal-Rights-Group-Shot-Down-at-Pigeon-Shoot-Cops-179983451.html

http://thetandd.com/animal-rights-group-says-drone-shot-down/article_017a720a-56ce-11e1-afc4-001871e3ce6c.html


16 posted on 04/09/2013 8:58:06 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’ll mount my first Peta-drone on the wall between the Spotted Owl & the baby Polar Bear, just above the Bald Eagle.


17 posted on 04/09/2013 8:58:16 AM PDT by panaxanax (They can have my guns when I run out of ammo.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

sounds like we like we have a good salesman working on a way to waste PETAs money?


18 posted on 04/09/2013 9:00:22 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: CottShop

Not quite sure just how legal this is, if at all. I’m sure PETA will try it, keep at it and scream like children when they lose one.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 9:08:02 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: jughandle

the problem is they will charge the hunter with soem asinien charge and mostl ikely win-


20 posted on 04/09/2013 9:16:43 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: jughandle

When will Drone hunting season be??


21 posted on 04/09/2013 9:21:10 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Go UConn women.....RIP Big East!!)
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To: Gaffer

Hope they are wearing the appropriate gear since there are so many tragic hunting accidents.

Pray for America to wake up


22 posted on 04/09/2013 9:21:36 AM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Dang!

Gonna have to calculate a whole new batch of leads.....


23 posted on 04/09/2013 9:21:59 AM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: petro45acp

You can practice on these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLLAKnVej9o


24 posted on 04/09/2013 9:25:20 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: jughandle

I am really getting excited about this, when does it start?


25 posted on 04/09/2013 9:45:11 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: jughandle
Sporting Clays Drones.
26 posted on 04/09/2013 10:11:00 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: jughandle

I suggest they test them out in Louisiana. Will they taste like gator?


27 posted on 04/09/2013 10:23:29 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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