PETA and hunting groups face off over drone rights

As the FAA struggles with the challenges of regulating drones, the devices have already spurred a legal scuffle between hunters and animal rights activists. In October, PETA launched the Air Angels program, a line of drones meant to let concerned citizens report illegal activity by hunters. Hunting groups pushed back and, as of January 1st, the program has been made illegal in Illinois with a law prohibiting “the use of drones to interfere with hunters or fishermen.” The only problem: PETA isn’t buying it.

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