Animal Rights Group Says a Hunting Group Shot Down Their DroneBy Rocky Thompson on February 16th, 2012
An animal rights group in Illinois protested a live pigeon shoot that a local hunting club was putting together. To gather evidence they acquired a helicopter drone with a video camera attached. The local shooting club sought to have the drone stopped by authorities, but once they found out that it was legal and there was nothing they could do to stop it, they began heading to their cars and filing out of the parking lot. But the animal rights group sent up their drone for a look anyway, and shortly after they said gunfire rang out and after the drone was hit a bunch of gun-toting people fled the scene on four-wheelers. Yes, the drone war has come home. The animal rights group is seeking to file charges against the hunting club.
A live pigeon shoot? I’m not a tremendous fan of the bird, but this isn’t hunting. What kind of a pathetic person gets a thrill from shooting birds just released from a cage?