A bunch of PETA types try to disrupt a pigeon shoot:
remote-controlled aircraft owned and operated by an animal rights group
called SHARK, was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation,
South Carolina, on Sunday.
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.”
Hindi said the animal rights group
decided to send the drone up anyway but that seconds after it hit the
air “numerous shots rang out.”
“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.”
Whiny video by the protesters at the link.
If someone is trying to fly such a device over private property without the owner's permission, I see no reason not to have a little aerial target practice.
If, as the protesters claim, shots were fired over a public road, or outside the boundaries of the private property, those shooters ought to be schooled in proper shooting etiquette and the law - most places it's illegal to shoot across a road.
If these turkeys return next year, the club ought to have a squadron of radio-controlled "fighter planes" ready to go up and ram the next attempt - IF it crosses over into their property. Fight fire with fire, I say!