PETA has come up with a drone program
that even Rand Paul might be able
to get behind. Inspired by the increasing use of drones for nonmilitary
purposes, such as fighting wildfires and conducting search-and-rescue missions,
PETA is planning to acquire a drone of its own to spy on hunters and catch them
in the act as they terrorize animals and break game laws.
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.
Hunters maim and kill millions of animals every year. PETA’s
office routinely receives reports of deer spooked by hunters and then running
wildly onto highways or crashing through plate-glass windows. For some animals
who are still mobile but wounded, it can take weeks to succumb to their
injuries. And research shows that for every animal killed by a bowhunter,
another is maimed, never to be found again. The slaughtered animals aren’t the
only victims, as weak and young family members are left to starve or be
attacked by predators. With more than five times as many wildlife watchers as there are
hunters in the U.S.,
we hope to expose further why hunting is a sick and sickening pursuit.
Article source: PETA Files