Just when you thought you were gearing up at 4 a.m. for a peaceful, relaxing morning in the woods to bag that 12 point buck, think again.
In a recent press release, PETA officials have issued statements regarding their new “high-tech” initiative to obtain drone aircrafts to stalk hunters in the field. Calling them “impressive new weapons,” PETA plans to have these drones flying by fall to collect video footage of what they consider “illegal activity” done by hunters in the field.
PETA says they aim to specifically seek out hunters “drinking while in the possession of a firearm, maiming animals and failing to pursue them so that they die slowly and painfully, and using spotlights, feed lures and other hunting tricks” – things hunters simply do not do.
Think you’re safe if you are not a bow or gun wielding hunter? Don’t think too fast, because not only do they plan on stalking hunters who are legally pursuing game, they also plan on flying drones over popular fishing spots, commercial farming operations and other venues that are “hotbeds of abuse” according to PETA.