Sunday, March 31, 2013

Range Wars Redux - Animal Welfare Group Drones v. Cattlemen

Australia - Farming bodies have criticized an animal welfare group's plan to use a drone to film farming practices on properties around Australia, with one saying the drone would be shot down.

Animal Liberation has purchased a surveillance drone equipped with a powerful camera. The group says the drone can film from as low as 10 metres above the ground to gather potential evidence of animal abuse.

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Spokesman Mark Pearson says the practice will not contravene trespass or privacy laws. He says animal welfare is in the public interest...

But the head of the Northern Territory Cattleman's Association, David Warriner, disagrees... Mr Warriner says he expects some farmers would shoot down the drones. (more)

Yo, Warriner! The war already started...
A remote-controlled aircraft owned by an animal rights group was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation Sunday near Ehrhardt, S.C. (more) (much more)