A remote-controlled aircraft owned by an animal rights group was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation Sunday near Ehrhardt, S.C.
Steve 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.”
He said the animal rights group decided to send the drone up anyway.
“Seconds after it hit the air, numerous shots rang out,” Hindi said in the release. “As an act of revenge for us shutting down the pigeon slaughter, they had shot down our copter.”
OH CRIKEYS !!!!!
You put up a small flying object at a place where there are people with guns shooting at small flying objects………….
According to the report, Hindi told the responding deputy the group’s remote-controlled aircraft “was hovering over U.S. 601 when he heard a shot come from the wood line. The shot sounded to him that it was of small caliber.”
The incident report went on to state that “once shot, the helicopter lost lift and crash landed on the roadway of U.S. 601.”
Story starts to sound fishy now:
In the first quote, “numerous shots rang out”
Second quote, “they heard A shot, and it sounded like small caliber”
Also, what was the timeline between when ” law enforcement officers and an attorney…” were there and when “The deputy noted in the report that he was unable to speak to anyone at Broxton Bridge Plantation following the incident.”
I find it strange that law enforcement wouldn’t have been there the entire time.
A video !!
Well, it looks like Mr. Hindi’s group are lying.
“Second after it hit the air, numerous shots rang out…” In fact it was over 30 seconds.
“was hoovering over US 601…” I think the video shows that it was encroaching on private property.
The “S.H.A.R.K.” idiots need to get a life.
Count the number of animals that get KILLED AND EATEN everyday.
For just Wisconsin alone, almost 45,000 (known) deer killed by motor vehicles: