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PETA Testing Underwater Drones to Spy on Anglers

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Your favorite anti-hunting organization is at it again with aquatic drones designed to spy on anglers from the water.

Last week, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced they are recruiting volunteers to field test a new line of submersible drones, dubbed Aquatic Angels, to monitor anglers for illegal fishing practices.

“We’re recruiting supporters to field-test the new drones in lakes, rivers, and oceans to ensure that anglers are following the law and to help document the cruelty inherent in fishing,” PETA wrote on their website last week.

So, if you happen to see a parascope pop up from the water the next time you cast your line, it’s not the NSA — it’s probably PETA trying to get a read on you.

PETA has also taken their sportsmen spying to the skies with their line of aerial drones, the Air Angels, designed to monitor hunters in the field. Illinois was the first state to ban the use of the drones earlier this year, citing hunter interference violations.

Read more: PETA hunter drones banned from Illinois

As you can imagine, most hunters and sportsmen organizations are not happy with either of these drone devices.

“Imagine drones running over your duck decoys or near your tree stand,” Doug Jeanneret, of the U.S Sportsman’s Alliance, told Breitbart.

PETA had planned to use their air and sea drones to target hunters and anglers on National Hunting and Fishing Day held on Sept. 27. They did not disclose the locations of where the drones were deployed. If you had an encounter with one over the weekend, we’d like to know.

What are your thoughts about PETA’s new line of underwater drones? Lets us know in the comments section. 

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PETA Testing Underwater Drones to Spy on Anglers