I'm sure this will end well...

From PETA:

PETA has decided to use a remote-controlled aircraft to collect and publicize footage of hunters shooting animals and allowing them to escape, only to die slowly and in agony, among other common violations. PETA has contacted Australia-based drone manufacturer Aerobot, maker of the state-of-the-art, remote-controlled helicopters that can be outfitted with a video camera, to discuss which of its products would best fit the purpose. The drones can also be used to fly over factory farms and other areas that are hotbeds of abuse.

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Comment by bcrow on April 8, 2013 at 6:30pm

This sort of brought back memories....I am sorry if this had been posted.

Hunters Shoot down Multirotor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3DmZAx0bdQ

Cheers, Byron

Comment by Ken on April 8, 2013 at 6:47pm

Who's arming theirs w/ missiles first? :-)

Comment by Greg Fletcher on April 8, 2013 at 7:04pm

Had to stir the pot didn't you, Chris. I am on their side, but this is not a proper use. This article was linked to on Drudge report, which always brings out the anti gov drone wing nuts. Read some comments here. This time it's PETA so it's just sport shooting instead of revolution against tyranny. I get so tired of this :(

Comment by bcrow on April 8, 2013 at 7:55pm

Between PETA wanting to use quads and TMZ asking the FAA if they can use quads in L.A. (for news purposes), will we ever stand a chance?

Comment by Joshua Johnson on April 8, 2013 at 8:31pm

For any of you who didn't click on the PETA Link the actual article explains a lot more! :)


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Comment by Morli on April 8, 2013 at 9:41pm

@ Ken,

You said "Who's arming theirs w/ missiles first? :-)"

Certainly it was not those pigeons or any animal for that matter,  in any case it does not justify such heartless cruelty.

@bcrow , thanks for the link,   never seen such a bunch of cruel  idiots.

Comment by Josh Potter on April 9, 2013 at 2:00pm

I'm just sure PETA's brash use of shock tactics are going make their use of drones go over well!

I agree with bcrow, with TMZ and PETA, this doesn't bode well for us.

Comment by Sam Short on April 11, 2013 at 7:28am

The animal welfare organisations should be protecting animals, however, if farmers (who are the few in Australia that have guns) think that they are being targeted by PETA, I suspect that both hobby model aircraft and UAVs operating quite legally next door might be the target of a pissed off farmer.  And if it comes crashing down on someone, who is exactly is liable?

The farmer? the pilot or the the company that sold PETA the drone.  According the article (http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2013/04/08/petas-game-of...)  not mentioning any names but the same guys that got busted for illegal UAV use in Australia supplied the drone to PETA.  

Looks like they will be ruining it for everyone.

Comment by Romeo Espana on April 13, 2013 at 6:03am

Oh God....its getting hard enough in Texas to keep our Birds from being targeted by state legislature (House Bill 912) as it is. While I don't necessarily disagree with PETAs mission, they are boldly stating that they plan to violate the airspace of private property owners to perform unauthorized (and targeted) surveillance their activities. The Dallas Maker Space has been fighting tooth and nail to keep our right to operate our aircraft in public airspace, but these PR stunts are just feeding the anti-drone lobby. 

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