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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:42 PM

Drone pilot finds “river of blood” outside Dallas meatpacking plant (w/pic)

Drone pilot finds “river of blood” outside Dallas meatpacking plant



A drone pilot hobbyist in Dallas stumbled across a river of blood coming from a large meatpacking plant. The small drone plane had a camera equipped, which captured images of the red river, suspected of being made of pig blood from the plant

"I was looking at images after the flight that showed a blood red creek and was thinking, could this really be what I think it is? Can you really do that, surely not?" the pilot tells sUAS News. "Whatever it is, it was flat out gross. Then comes the question of who do I report this to that can find out what it is and where it is coming from."

The pilot, who has asked to remain anonymous, was put in touch with the Texas Environmental Crimes Task Force, who began monitoring the plant for violations. "Any time there is some type of discharge into the Trinity River… especially from an environmental standpoint, this is a real concern," Health and Human Services chief Zach Thompson told sUAS News. "I think they discovered a secondary pipe again is my understanding, so the question is who installed the pipe and why was it there."

The drone hobbyist says he captured the footage from the plant using only a point and shoot camera and a $75 airframe.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/drone-pilot-finds-river-blood-outside-dallas-meatpacking-155450010.html

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The Straight Story Jan 2012 OP
Earth_First Jan 2012 #1
Arctic Dave Jan 2012 #2
Zalatix Jan 2012 #6
TheWraith Jan 2012 #4
yawnmaster Jan 2012 #3
XemaSab Jan 2012 #5
LeftyMom Jan 2012 #7
Courtesy Flush Jan 2012 #8

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:44 PM

1. "Drone Pilot" is going to end up in prison...

I see a visit from DHS is the man's future.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:34 PM

2. Or not.

 

They will probably use this an example of why we need more of them in the sky. You know, for "our safety".

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:54 PM

6. They'll throw him in prison and then also say this is why we need more drones

 

to watch over us, not the corporations...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:56 PM

4. Paranoia much? There's nothing illegal about what he did.

People have been attaching cameras to radio controlled airplanes and helicopters for years.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:52 PM

3. If true, that is a terrible waste of good blood...

when it can be used for blood sausage, pudding, soup flavoring, pet food and cigarette filters.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:20 PM

5. The solution:

Fewer regulations on Big Ag.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:06 PM

7. Or tack their airspace onto that law about photographing their facilities they keep pushing.

And doesn't Texas still have that meat disparagement law they prosecuted Howard Lyman and Oprah under?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:15 PM

8. The real news here is

Texas has an environmental crimes task force!

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