An animal rights group decided that the best way to secretly film a pigeon shooting contest was to sneak into the event with a flying drone. It may sound like the beginning of a joke, but it actually happened last Friday.
According to KFOR-TV out of Oklahoma City, the animal rights group Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (S.H.A.R.K.) sought to record U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe's Greer County fundraiser where participants can earn money for the senator by shooting at banded pigeons thrown into the air. But instead of flying away with footage of the event, S.H.A.R.K.'s drone simply provided another aerial target.
The Greer County sheriff is refusing to investigate the downing of the drone, insisting that it's not illegal to shoot the flying machines.
S.H.A.R.K. is protesting the sheriff's inaction and plans to file an ethics complain against the senator. They also want to bill Sen. Inhofe for the drone.