PETA: Our Drones Will Catch Abusive Hunters
Animal rights group announces 'impressive new weapons'
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2013 4:40 PM CDT
An Aerobot Cinestar Octocopter.   (

(Newser) – American hunters, watch out: The animal rights group PETA says it's going to launch drones to make sure you're abiding by the law, Fast Company reports. "PETA will soon have some impressive new weapons at its disposal to combat those who gun down deer and doves," wrote PETA's Kaitlynn Kelly in an email. She says PETA will buy a few Aerobot Cinestar Octocopters, which are used by filmmakers and can fly for 20 minutes with a small camera on board.

PETA knows how to garner publicity, and can easily announce the drone plan without running afoul of FAA regulations or US line-of-sight laws. But there's some precedent for hunter-watching drones, which were flown by activists in Africa and North Carolina last year. And PETA did provide details, saying it will fly the drones to catch hunters who drink while using a firearm, maim animals for kicks, and break other hunting laws. "Slob hunters may need to rethink the idea that they can get away with murder," says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk.

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Apr 14, 2013 2:40 PM CDT
Lets just put it this way to all you fine folks out there,if it were not for PETA and the likes,Wildlife services there would not be an animal or fish left on this planet.What kind of life does an animal have any more,they vertically have no place to live any more and what they do have is so polluted. I cant help but give total thanks to everyone of these organisations that protect the animals and the environment.
Apr 11, 2013 6:00 PM CDT
What I wouldn't do to get me a nice high-powered rifle and take one down.....:)
Apr 10, 2013 4:54 AM CDT
Now if we could just use the drones to keep an eye on PETA?