Camera Equipped Drone Shot Down at Cruel PA Live Pigeon Shoot
Julia MacKenzie | 11.20.2012
Animal protection organization, SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness camera drone comes under attack whilst filming cruel live pigeon shoots at West Pointe Hunting Club in Pennsylvania.
SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness)
PO Box 28 • Geneva, IL 60134 • 630-557-0176
Nov 20th, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELESE:
Contact: Steve Hindi - 630 640 1889
In a growing media story, SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) were video-documenting a cruel live pigeon shoot at the Wing Pointe canned hunt club in Berks County, PA on Sunday November18th, when their remote controlled camera drone came under attack from hunters. SHARK used the drone, dubbed "Angel" to successfully videotape illegal animal abuse committed at the pigeon shoot for nearly the entire day. At approximately 3 p.m., a single sharp rifle shot rang out. The Angel's video feed terminated, and the drone went out of control. The pilot was able to regain control by switching to full manual flight, and brought the smoking drone in for a hard landing. Damage was considerable, estimated at around $4,000. It should be noted that according to Wing Pointe's own rules, and according to its agreement with Perry Township, rifles are not allowed on the property. "Shooting a drone is an extremely dangerous act," states SHARK President Steve Hindi who piloted the drone. "What we were doing is completely legal. Someone at Wing Pointe is obviously so scared of our evidence that they are desperate to stop it, and they are willing to risk causing injury to keep that footage from becoming public." SHARK was also able to videotape all of the pigeon shooters who left Wing Pointe after the drone was shot down. This means that the shooter has been captured on film, and the evidence will be presented to the state police.