Hunters Shoot Animal Rights Drone Out Of The Sky

The gun totin' boys at the Broxton Bridge Plantation hunting ground were planning on having themselves a good old fashioned pigeon hunt. South Carolina's unfortunately named S.H.A.R.K. animal rights group planned to expose them via aerial drone. Guess what happened.

The Times and Democrat reports that once the hopeful hunters knew they were going to be watched from above, they started to leave the private shooting plantation. SHARK decided to send up their drone anyway — above a group of cranky firearm-wielding southerners. Big mistake, SHARK. Their drone was quickly shot out of the sky:

"Seconds after it hit the air, numerous shots rang out," [SHARK leader] 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 motorised vehicles."

From the photos of the drone we've obtained, it looks like the damage was pretty light — though drones are very sensitive machines and even a helicopter can be downed with small arms fire. Does this at least provide a possible explanation for the drone we lost over Iran? Are there pigeon hunts there? [The T and D]


Comments

    How else was it going to end?
    There is a good reason why UAVs fly high in war zones.

    "even a helicopter can be downed with small arms fire"

    So THAT'S why the US lost in Vietnam...

      The UH-1 was a bullet magnet in Vietnam. Apparently the guts of the Helicopter were very small compared to the barely there armor they were wrapped in, so most bullets passed right through one side of the armor and out the other without hitting anything in between.

        Except for the pilot, co-pilot, and chin-gunner.

    They lost the perfect opportunity to promote drone hunting as a replacement for bird hunting but then again animal activists are not the brightest bunch of people out there.

    They should head up state. I'm pretty sure most New Yorkers would have no such issue with an annual Flying Rat Hunt. It would certainly make things more interesting for the Central Park Jogging Crowd

    Well that's what you get for trying to illegally film people going about their legal business. Let's face it, the average frothing animal rights activist makes even the most inbred redneck seem like a Rhodes Scholar.

      What SHARK did was perfectly legal. http://thetandd.com/animal-rights-group-says-drone-shot-down/article_017a720a-56ce-11e1-afc4-001871e3ce6c.html

      What the hunters were doing was ILLEGAL. http://madmikesamerica.com/2012/02/illegal-hunters-shoot-down-animal-rights-helicopter/

      So, only you are looking like a retarded redneck tbh. ARA's have more intelligence than most people since they use their BRAIN to connect the dots between 'if I wouldn't kill my dog and eat it, why would I do so to a pig, etc?'.

        There are very good reasons, actually. Doesn't take a genius to figure it out, just gotta use your brain...

          That reason being they're complete c*nts, TSH.

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