Animal rights group says drone shot down

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 109K+Poster

    Animal rights group SHARK said a remote-controlled aircraft like this one was shot down near Ehrhardt. It planned to use the drone to video live pigeon shoots at the privately owned Broxton Bridge Plantation.
    A remote-controlled aircraft owned by an animal rights group was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation Sunday near Ehrhardt, S.C.
    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.
  2. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member


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  3. niteowl1970

    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member

  4. LGriffin

    LGriffin Supporting Member

    Further investigation revealed that the drone was actually taken out by :

    Kilvinsky, Delta784, Wolfman and 5 others like this.
  5. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    What are those?
  6. OCKS

    OCKS Subscribing Member

    Taste like chicken.
  7. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    Im good with the bacon but Pigeon?
  8. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    I doubt it
  9. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Administrator Staff Member

    What, you've never had a McPigeon sandwich?

  10. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Isn't Squab pigeon?
  11. niteowl1970

    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member

    Yes... A young domestic pigeon to be exact.

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