To Hell With PETA

‘If hunters stalk their prey, how well do you suppose they would like being stalked by a drone that hunts for the hunters? Hunters may not normally be concerned with surveillance or drones, but PETA plans to launch drones in order to "spy on hunters," collect footage, and then publicize it.”
see PETA plans to spy on hunters with drones

It may be no problem at all for some hunting activities but if I were stalking deer and trying to get close, a drone buzzing around would not be welcome. I need to hear small sounds in the forest and I need deer that are not alerted by that racket. Hunting is necessary in Manitoba and it is a right:
“(Assented to October 8, 2009)
WHEREAS hunting, fishing and trapping have played important roles in shaping Manitoba’s social, cultural and economic heritage;
AND WHEREAS hunters, anglers and trappers have made important contributions to the understanding, conservation, restoration and management of Manitoba’s fish and wildlife resources;
AND WHEREAS the best traditions of hunting, fishing and trapping should be valued by future generations;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
Right to hunt, fish and trap
1(1) A person has a right to hunt, fish and trap in accordance with the law.

This Act may be referred to as chapter H185 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.”

Anyone, even PETA, interfering with that right is breaking the law. In fact by interfering with a hunter, they would be hunting without a licence.
“The Wildlife Act defines “hunting” as chasing, driving, flushing, attracting, pursuing, worrying, following after or on the trail of, searching for, shooting at, stalking or lying in wait for wildlife, whether or not the wildlife is then or subsequently captured, killed, taken or wounded, but does not include trapping or such activity by an unarmed person solely for the purpose of watching or photographing wildlife.” So, PETA (because their intention is to harass hunters) would be effectively hunting without a licence. If they did obtain a licence they would fall afoul of the harassment of wildlife sections, “Hunting from vehicles
22 Except as may be otherwise permitted by this Act or the regulations, no person, whether for himself or to assist another, shall chase, drive, flush, pursue, worry, harrass, follow after or on the trail of, or search for, any wildlife from a vehicle.”
. Last I heard, an airplane is a vehicle.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to To Hell With PETA

  1. Ivan wrote, “But not for you. You are more than capable of getting off your fat ass and shuffling down to Munroe Fine Food and paying for your roughage like every one else in the 1st world.”

    A lot of city people prefer that but they hate it when the deer eat their gardens or wreck the front ends of their vehicles. There are thousands of collisions with deer every year in Manitoba. That is one of the inputs to the decision of how many deer licences and tags are issued each year. There are only a few thousand of us who will venture out hunting so it is a social responsibility of mine to do what I can, take out a deer every year. This year, I expect the quotas will be increased because few of the fawns and young deer died this winter. The snow only became deep in the last month, not long enough to starve the deer and now the snow is melting. In good times like these, deer can have two or three fawns and really ramp up their numbers. I look forward to a good harvest. Only about 3% of Manitobans hunt deer.

  2. Ivan says:

    Hunting is necessary in Manitoba

    But not for you. You are more than capable of getting off your fat ass and shuffling down to Munroe Fine Food and paying for your roughage like every one else in the 1st world.

  3. dougman says:

    Two can play at this game,

    Lets see, Linux advocate builds UAV that assist hunters in hunting AND removes any PETA interference.

  4. George Wilson says:

    Linux and hunting. An unholy alliance. Unless someone decides to hunt Linux evangelists.

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