Animal rights group says drone shot down (PETA with Drones!)

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“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#1 Feb 17, 2012
A remote-controlled aircraft owned by an animal rights group was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation Sunday.

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."

He claimed the shooters were "in tree cover" and "fled the scene on small motorized vehicles."

"It is important to note how dangerous this was, as they were shooting toward and into a well-travelled highway," Hindi stated in the release. He said someone from SHARK called the Colleton County Sheriff's Department, which took a report of the incident.

The Colleton County Sheriff's Department filed a malicious damage to property incident report.

According to the report, Hindi told the responding deputy the group's remote-controlled aircraft "was hovering over U.S. 601 when he heard a shot come from the wood line. The shot sounded to him that it was of small caliber."

The incident report went on to state that "once shot, the helicopter lost lift and crash landed on the roadway of U.S. 601."

The deputy noted in the report that he was unable to speak to anyone at Broxton Bridge Plantation following the incident.

Hindi estimated damage to the drone at around $200 to $300.

Hindi said he will seek charges against those who shot down the drone.

"This was SHARK's first encounter with the Broxton Bridge Plantation, but it will certainly not be the last," Hindi said in the release. "We are already making plans for a considerably upscaled action in 2013."

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Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#2 Feb 17, 2012
Now that's funny!
Spooktackular

Akron, OH

#3 Feb 17, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
Now that's funny!
Yep, low flying spy gear is fair game. I like puting rats in the animal rights places, got to empty those catch and release traps
hey now

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 17, 2012
Spooktackular wrote:
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Yep, low flying spy gear is fair game. I like puting rats in the animal rights places, got to empty those catch and release traps
Put some 3" magnum 12 guage shells in and pretend you're an anti aircraft battery.

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Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#5 Feb 17, 2012
hey now wrote:
<quoted text>Put some 3" magnum 12 guage shells in and pretend you're an anti aircraft battery.
Maybe one of these:

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Since: Aug 11

Medina, OH

#6 Feb 17, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe one of these:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =xohy9gWz7kkXX
pretending you are an Iowa class battleship?

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Marengo, OH

#7 Feb 17, 2012
We the People 1787 wrote:
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pretending you are an Iowa class battleship?
Indeed. The biggest pieces of a drone hit by one of those rounds would be the size of a dime.

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Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#8 Feb 17, 2012
I always thought the first confirmed shootdown would have been a government drone. This one is just as satisfying.
Spooktackular

Akron, OH

#9 Feb 17, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
I always thought the first confirmed shootdown would have been a government drone. This one is just as satisfying.
The animal rights nuts need to be put in cages with animals.

Besides private radio aircraft flying over private land would fall into vouyorism and is illegal, the sheriff should do more reading and less doughnut eating.

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Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#10 Feb 17, 2012
Spooktackular wrote:
<quoted text>
The animal rights nuts need to be put in cages with animals.
Besides private radio aircraft flying over private land would fall into vouyorism and is illegal, the sheriff should do more reading and less doughnut eating.
I agree. If it doesn't have an "N" registration number on it, it's fair game.

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#11 Feb 18, 2012
Nothing illegal about defending your own airspace.
I consider my property a sovereign nation.
Nick

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Feb 26, 2012
Too bad no video
hey now

Columbus, OH

#14 Feb 26, 2012
here's an interesting PETA tidbit

http://patdollard.com/2012/02/peta-euthanizes...
Daniel

United States

#15 Feb 24, 2013
I don't see how PETA (or whatever organization it was) can legally have these drones and spy on Americans on private property. If we did it to them they would call it an invasion of privacy and have us arrested. We are humans and animals are food. But meat is murder.. Tasty tasty murder.
Jimbob

United States

#16 Apr 12, 2013
Shooting down that silly drone was OUTSTANDING! All hunters and gun owners should be on the lookout...you see a drone, gun it down.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#17 Apr 12, 2013
macktrapper wrote:
Nothing illegal about defending your own airspace.
I consider my property a sovereign nation.
hey bud....how you been?

we consider our property sovereign nations, with no daily bag limit for drones, or PETA volunteers.

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