Recreational hunters be warned because according to the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA), the far-left group “is planning to acquire a drone…to spy on hunters and catch them in the act as they terrorize animals and break game laws.”
In a statement released Monday, the group said:
“PETA aims to collect video footage of any illegal activity, including drinking while in the possession of a firearm, a common complaint from those who live near wooded areas; maiming animals and failing to pursue them so that they die slowly and painfully; and using spotlights, feed lures, and other hunting tricks that are illegal in some areas but remain common practices among hunters.”
Although PETA’s anti-hunting position is well established, this drone initiative is yet another indication that “to expose further why hunting is a sick and sickening pursuit” and shaming hunters who “maim and kill millions of animals every year” is quickly becoming a new favorite strategy.
In a December 2012 post, Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA, made her position clear:
“Hunters (and we are not talking about aboriginal peoples here but rather the 3 percent or so of Americans who enjoy hunting) are not going to be ‘reasonable’ about laying down their or anybody else’s arms. They are cowards and bullies who arm themselves out of fear of everything from a personal snub to a zombie apocalypse. Having a weapon in their hands helps abate their feelings of powerlessness in the face of normal life.”
Regarding the drone proposal, Newkirk’s thoughts were just as eloquent: “Slob hunters may need to rethink the idea that they can get away with murder, alone out there in the woods with no one watching.”