Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Animal Rights Group's Drone Shot Down by Hunters

(Bamberg County, South Carolina) Last week, an animal rights group launched a video-equipped helicopter drone to monitor a pigeon shooting range at Broxton Bridge Plantation in South Carolina.

Within minutes, hunters blasted the drone out of the sky.
A group called SHARK, which stands for Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, had publicized their plans to use the drone to record the pigeon shoot at Broxton Bridge Plantation in South Carolina.

'The thugs shot across a public highway which- like criminal damage to property- is illegal,' said the group's president Steve Hindi.

'But that's what you expect from pigeon shooters and their hosts like the Broxton Bridge Plantation,' he continued in the video of the plane being shot down.

The video was taped on February 12 and you can hear shots ring out as the plane begins to be visible in the airspace over the shooting range.
Reportedly, SHARK has asked the governor to step in and stop the live bird shoots since it's "just mass slaughter" said Hindi. There's no news on the governor's response.

The drone suffered $200 to $300 in damage from being shot down. The sheriff was notified of the incident.

Companion posts at GunWatch and The Jawa Report.

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