The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a project to use hobby-class drone planes to monitor hunters and capture any “illegal or cruel hunting practices,” the organization said Tuesday.
PETA is selling its remote-contolled “Air Angels” hobby drones for $324.99 to members and other interested parties through its online catalog. The organization recently deployed drone aircraft in Massachusetts to keep an eye on bowhunters, capturing video of a demonstration run that can be viewed on PETA’s website.
“PETA’s drones will help protect wildlife by letting hunters know that someone may be watching—and recording—them, so they should think twice before illegally killing or maiming any living being,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement. “Wildlife watchers outnumber wildlife killers five to one—and if even a fraction of these kind people use hobby drones, they’ll make a huge difference by exposing hunters’ dirty secrets.”