Animal rights activists' drone shot down at shooting preserve

By Rob Pavey
Outdoors Columnist
Saturday, March 10, 2012

Some crimes never get solved, and some simply don’t need to be.

Animal rights activists say their remote controlled drone was shot down as they attempted to videotape a pigeon shoot at a S.C. plantation.

One that falls into the latter category involves the Feb. 12 flurry of gunfire that supposedly brought down a $10,000 “mikrokopter” launched by animal rights activists hoping to disrupt a pigeon shoot.

The drone’s owners, a group called SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect & Kindness) drove 920 miles from suburban Chicago to a lonely highway near Erhardt, S.C., where gunners had gathered at a shooting preserve called Broxton Bridge Plantation.

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