Activists to Use Drones to Nab Illegal Badger Hunters

March 20, 2013

The League will be the first animal welfare organization in Great Britain to explore the use of drones.
 However, it has been used by the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Northern Ireland to deter badger baiters, and by the World Wildlife Fund in operations against poachers in Africa. They’ve also been used by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and in the U.S. by Showing Animals Respect and Kindness in an effort to expose cruelty at pigeon shoots. Unfortunately, hunters here evidently deal with the issue by shooting them down.

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New Jersey bear hunt set to begin

Published: Sunday, December 04, 2011

Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger By Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger

A 327.5 pound male black bear is weighed in at the Whittingham Wildlife Management Area by biologist Ross Shramko and Kim Tinnes, wildlife technician with NJDFW during the first day of the Dec., 2010 bear hunt. 

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Activist takes wing in protest

Protesters ruffle feathers at hunt club

Tuesday, April 9, 1996

Chicago Tribune

By Ray Quintanilla
Tribune Staff Writer

As a small group of hunters stalked their prey over the weekend at the Richmond Hunt Club, little did they know that they were being sought and closely watched as well.

An anti-hunting activist circled over their heads in a motorized parasail, a video camera strapped to his helmet.

While the incident ended peacefully with no arrests, it was the latest volley in feuding between animal-rights advocates and members of private hunting clubs in McHenry County.

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Judge says – Activist to stay put


Excerpted from the Chicago Tribune

A ruling in McHenry County Court will keep a well-known animal rights activist behind bars for at least 90 days.

On Friday (Nov. 15th) Judge James Franz refused to grant Steve Hindi the release on bond that had been requested by his attorney. In addition, the judge refused to grant a stay in an indirect criminal contempt of court charge that he was facing.

Hindi is accused of violating a temporary restraining order that prohibited him and other activists from interfering with hunting at the Woodstock Hunt Club.

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Mitt Romney becomes first 2008 Presidential candidate to pander to hunters

Published in ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2007

KEENE, N.H.-- Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on April 3, 2007 became the first 2008 Presidential contender to identify himself as a hunter, and the first to be embarrassed when his claims about hunting could not be verified.

Questioned at a campaign event in Keene, New Hampshire, about his position on gun control, Romney responded, "I support the Second Amendment. I purchased a gun when I was a young man. I've been a hunter pretty much all my life. I've never really shot anything terribly big," Romney confessed. "I used to hunt rabbits.

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Hindi says arrest part of DNR plot: Activist said hunters want him out of the way

Thursday, September 19, 1996
The Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
By Craig Woker

When deer hunters disperse next month through a state preserve in southern Illinois, there is little doubt a lot of them would prefer to see Steve Hindi behind bars.

After all, the outspoken leader of the Chicago Animal Rights Coalition all but ruined the first year of a deer hunt at the southern Illinois Rend Lake Wildlife Refuge in December 1995.

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Jailed activist may be freed soon


Excerpted from the Chicago Tribune

Jailed animal rights activist Steve Hindi may be released on bond in the next couple of days after an Illinois Appellate Court panel last Thursday stayed a 180-day sentence for contempt of court.

Richard Grossman, Steve Hindi's attorney, hopes that Circuit Judge James Franz will soon set bond so that Hindi may be released. He is charged with violating the Illinois Hunter Interference Prohibition Act at the Woodstock Hunt Club.

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