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Stop the New Year’s Day Pigeon Massacre in Douglas, Georgia

PETA has just learned that on New Year’s Day, the city of Douglas, Georgia, plans to conduct a “pigeon shoot” from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. in a cruel attempt to reduce the city’s pigeon population.

At pigeon shoots, shotgun-toting hunters rarely kill pigeons instantly, and as a result, many animals languish with horrible injuries for hours before succumbing to their wounds. Because pigeons are apparently considered a “nuisance” in Douglas, shooters may make little or no effort to retrieve and kill the injured birds.

As well as being a form of torture, pigeon shoots are completely ineffective. Shooting or otherwise physically removing birds from an area without altering the habitat will not reduce pigeon numbers for long, since more birds will move in to use the available resources.

Pigeons will return to the areas, despite city-sanctioned shooting sprees.

We need your help to stop this cruel and unnecessary attack on the city’s pigeon population.

Please contact Mayor Tony L. Paulk and City Manager Jackie Wilson, urging them to cancel the planned pigeon shoot and accept PETA’s offer to help the city develop an effective, humane pigeon-control program that everyone can live with—including the birds:

The Honorable Tony L. Paulk I
Mayor of Douglas
City Hall
912-384-6730 (fax)  

Jackie Wilson, City Manager
City Hall
912-384-6730 (fax)  

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