In our last update we told you that we were in Oklahoma to film a cruel live pigeon shoot political fundraiser held by Jim Inhofe, the United States Senator from Oklahoma.
Even though Inhofe tried to hide where he was going to shoot, we found the location, Robbins Farm, which is in Greer County, OK. We set up legally on the side of a public road and then sent up our drone, called the “Angel” to film the shoot.
Video of pigeons being thrown into the air, taken by our Angel drone
We flew two successful flights and landings where we filmed the birds being hand-thrown into the air and then shot. When we went up a third time, someone at the Inhofe fundraiser took a high-powered rifle and shot the Angel. It had just enough power to make it back but it crashed landed on a nearby embankment. We were able to retrieve it though there was significant damage done.
We know this was deliberate because the shotguns being used to kill pigeons didn’t have the range to hit the Angel. We also recorded the sound of rifle fire so there’s no question about what happened.
Media coverage of the shooting and Senator Inhofe's illegal animal cruelty:
Drone shot down at Oklahoma Senator’s controversial fundraiser
Animal rights group says drone was shot down during Inhofe pigeon-shoot fundraiser
Animal rights group releases video of drone shoot down
Animal rights group says it will bill Inhofe for downed drone
Enemy drone shot down over Inhofe fundraiser
Animal Rights Activists Protest Inhofe Pigeon Shoot
Animal rights group asks state police to shut down Inhofe fundraiser