Heading into its second hunting season, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ Air Angel drone program is slated to be in the air once again this year.
The program, which debuted last October, is billed by the group as allowing “hunter watchers” to voluntarily observe and report on the activities of sportsmen in the woods. This is done using hobby drones sold through the group’s website. With the PETA-marked devices capable of streaming and recording video, the group promises to share images captured by observers of what the anti-hunting organization terms illegal cruel hunting practices.
“With PETA’s drones flying overhead, poachers need to rethink the idea that they can get away with murder while they’re alone out there in the woods,” Jordan Uhl, PETA media liaison told Guns.com in an email. “People planning on hunting illegally should keep in mind that PETA’s eyes in the sky may be watching and reporting their actions to authorities.”