(New Scientist) Conservationists, humanitarian groups and animal welfare organisations will soon have a new surveillance tool: the remotely piloted aircraft, or drone. ShadowView, a non-profit organisation based in the UK and the Netherlands, is making a variety of drones (from tiny rotorcraft to larger fixed-wing planes) and an expert pilot available for hire - at least to people it agrees with politically.\
This week, ShadowView agreed to supply drone surveillance to the British anti-fox-hunting group, the League Against Cruel Sports - which suspects the UK's fox-hunting ban is being widely flouted and wants evidence to prove it.
ShadowView co-founder Laurens de Groot says its drones are available to "any individual, organisation or government that meets our ethical standards and whose mission is one we feel fits with our own organisational objectives".
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