Press statement from Tet Lara, Mike and Jade
The pictures in question
were taken from a defunct spoof website from last year.
It was not meant to be viewed seriously as it clearly
stated "there was an expedition with Kumander Robot
in Abu Sayyaf Territory", which is obviously fake.
These photos are being circulated, not by us, but by
some unknown group or groups wanting to blame the decline
of bird population on someone.
We never stated that we shot the birds - the birds were
already dead upon our arrival. Its true that dead birds
and people posing with shotguns were in the same picture,
and does not look good. Admittedly, this was a poor
However, to say that
the Philippine Team shot down near-endangered birds
by merely looking at these photos, is jumping to conclusions.
Again, we want to apologize to those offended by the
bad-taste photos and the portrayal of the > misconcepcion
that its OK to shoot philippine ducks. It is NOT OK.
We wish to promote our CLAY SHOOTING sport as an alternative
to shooting birds, since it is clearly illegal in the