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.