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Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant to Harass Hunters
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 31, 2013 | Robert Wilde

Posted on 01/01/2014 5:02:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Illinois passed a new state law that set back the efforts of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), making the use of drones to interfere with hunters and fishermen prohibited.

The law was created in response to PETA’s plan to employ drones called “air angels” to monitor outdoors enthusiasts engaged in hunting and fishing nationwide. Of course, the motivation for many outdoorsman is to get away from technology and be in harmony with nature.

But PETA has another plan for lovers of the wilderness. They want to spy on hunters as self appointed green police trying to trap them in violations. Surprisingly, these “hobbyists” are able to take home their personal drone for only $324.99.

By creating a law to prohibit PETA from fulfilling its mission to harass hunters and fisherman in Illinois, it has averted problems that other states like Massachusetts has endured. PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk said in a press release in Boston, “PETA’s drones will help protect wildlife by letting hunters know that someone may be watching—and recording—them, so they should think twice before illegally killing or maiming any living being. Wildlife watchers outnumber wildlife killers five to one—and if even a fraction of these kind people use hobby drones, they’ll make a huge difference by exposing hunters’ dirty secrets.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: animalwhackos; banglist; drones; hunting; illinois; peta

1 posted on 01/01/2014 5:02:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

High-brass #2’s with an extra-full or turkey choke should be just the ticket!
Not sure how to cook them birds, though.


2 posted on 01/01/2014 5:04:33 PM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Illinois?

this is a bit shocking...


3 posted on 01/01/2014 5:04:48 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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4 posted on 01/01/2014 5:04:52 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Flintlock

5 posted on 01/01/2014 5:05:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time to trick the microwave ovens and disrupt their signals.


6 posted on 01/01/2014 5:10:52 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Outstanding graphic!


7 posted on 01/01/2014 5:12:47 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://gizmodo.com/5811805/the-importance-of-radio-frequency-jammers-in-the-iraq-war

First of all, I thought it was illegal to possess on public hunting grounds electronic surveillance equipment. PETA could as just be liable for poaching.


8 posted on 01/01/2014 5:15:49 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Paladin2

I Like Your Idea.


9 posted on 01/01/2014 5:17:48 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What fun! I would even pay for a license to shoot them...
Keep trying PETA.


10 posted on 01/01/2014 5:19:24 PM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All of the state DNR’s receive a huge portion of their operating budgets via hunting and fishing license fees.

They're not about to let PETA poop in their sandbox.

11 posted on 01/01/2014 5:22:03 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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12 posted on 01/01/2014 5:22:54 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Afterguard

I was thinking sort of the same thing.

It sounds like fun using your shotgun for anti aircraft purposes. If they are high enough and you are far enough away from any dwellings you could try the much more difficult rifle anti aircraft shooting.


13 posted on 01/01/2014 5:23:49 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Interesting how the bunnyhuggers would never harass the Voodoo Preists and Santerians in Nawlins or Queens who steal peoples' pets and systematically torture them as part of their rituals, can't cticize those practices, that's a cultural thing. Or let's see one of those pasty-faced Pajama Boy types venture into some Barrios one night and try to bust up a cock fight.
14 posted on 01/01/2014 5:24:40 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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15 posted on 01/01/2014 5:27:19 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Flintlock

Sounds to me like it would be great fun shooting down these things.


16 posted on 01/01/2014 5:29:24 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most states already have laws against harrassing hunters, originally meant to discourage PETA punks running through the woods spooking the deer. It would have been unfortunate if they suddenly grew antlers.

A new law against PETA drones basically places them outside of laws protecting personal property. In other words, said drones can be blasted out of the sky and what do the PETA freaks do? Call the sheriff?


17 posted on 01/01/2014 5:40:37 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: nascarnation

Illinois is surprisingly conservative south of I-80.


18 posted on 01/01/2014 5:45:28 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Surprisingly, these “hobbyists” are able to take home their personal drone for only $324.99.

These aren't "drones" per se, more like small helicopters with a flight time of 5 to ten minutes per battery. The "pilot" would be within a quarter mile or so. We've used these things for roof inspections and with multiple batteries, a camera, monitor, they run more than $325 bucks. Still if I had one of these buzzing around a deer hunt, I'd waste a round or two on it.

19 posted on 01/01/2014 5:48:21 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Lurker

I agree, I live next door.

Deport Chicago!


20 posted on 01/01/2014 5:51:32 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Lurker

One of the prettiest girls I have ever seen was from a small town in Southern Illinois. She was with a Southern Baptist Church group and had a Sister who was nearly as pretty as she was.


21 posted on 01/01/2014 6:03:20 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If vegetarians were really all that concerned with saving the animal, perhaps they should stop eating all their food.


22 posted on 01/01/2014 6:13:20 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Revenue from hunting and fishing licenses is the #1 conservation programs are funded. While it may seem counterintuitive without outdoorsmen more animals would die and suffer.


23 posted on 01/01/2014 6:17:36 PM PST by LukeL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve never been hunting, but now I’m getting a strong hankering, if I can shoot some PETA shit out of the sky.


24 posted on 01/01/2014 6:20:46 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s the bag limit?


25 posted on 01/01/2014 6:26:53 PM PST by Sasparilla
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To: LukeL
Revenue from hunting and fishing licenses is the #1 conservation programs are funded. While it may seem counterintuitive without outdoorsmen more animals would die and suffer.

So true. From the article:

"Wildlife watchers outnumber wildlife killers five to one..."

Maybe, but I doubt it. Fishing is the number one sport in America with far, far more fans than football, basketball or baseball combined. All fishermen and hunters pay for wildlife through license fees and special taxes on all hunting and fishing gear. If it wasn't for fishermen (and women) and hunters, there would be no wildlife refuges for wildlife watchers to go to.

26 posted on 01/01/2014 7:16:09 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe we should get our own drones to monitor PETA's animal killing activities...


27 posted on 01/01/2014 7:28:48 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Flintlock

Leroy and Bubba hunting in South Louisiana:

Bubba: “look at the size of those damn mosquitos.

Remington 1100 “blam, blam, blam.”
Bubba: “I bagged 3 for 3.”

Bubba: “I aint never seen a mosquito with propellers How in the hell do we gut, skin and cook these damn thing?” “Do mosquitoes have NSA written on them?”

Leroy: “I aint going duck hunting with you anymore.”


28 posted on 01/01/2014 9:47:53 PM PST by cpdiii
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To: Inyo-Mono
Revenue from hunting and fishing licenses is the #1 conservation programs are funded. While it may seem counterintuitive without outdoorsmen more animals would die and suffer.

So true. From the article:

"Wildlife watchers outnumber wildlife killers five to one..."

Maybe, but I doubt it. Fishing is the number one sport in America with far, far more fans than football, basketball or baseball combined. All fishermen and hunters pay for wildlife through license fees and special taxes on all hunting and fishing gear. If it wasn't for fishermen (and women) and hunters, there would be no wildlife refuges for wildlife watchers to go to.

I think that business about the number of wildlife watchers vs. the numbers of hunters and fishermen/women depends strongly on what you call a wildlife watcher. To me, a family that goes to a park, National Forest, or other such area, and sees some wildlife while there, is a lot different than the type of person who will spend weeks in the forest to observe the habits of, say, a moderately rare bird. If one was to pick a equipment dollar figure out of the air, say, how many wildlife watchers are "dedicated" enough to spend at least $100 on "equipment" (a $100 binoculars, for example) vs. fishermen/women who spend at least $100 on their equipment and a license, well... Then it is pretty clear where the real numbers (and money) to support refuges and other such wildlife areas are.

In the case of Illinois, I know there were proposals to begin start charging entrance fees at State Parks and Recreation Areas, but IDNR may not have thought that a great idea. There appears to be concern about under-visitation already. From what I have seen, in visiting some of the areas in Southern Illinois, with a few exceptions in locations and times, it looks to me as if under-use IS a big problem. Many of the State Parks and Natural Areas / Recreation Areas in S. IL seem to be practically deserted most of the time. The thought of drones discouraging hunters in the Fall probably made IDNR pale indeed.

29 posted on 01/02/2014 12:42:00 AM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I dream of a day where PETA will no longer exist, and all that money goes toward local shelters.


30 posted on 01/02/2014 2:32:50 AM PST by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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