Does the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Condone Pigeon Shoots?

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Originally Posted: 5 February 2010

Does the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Condone Pigeon Shoots?

FROM Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK)

Demand that the AVMA make a very clear and unequivocal statement that clearly defines where it stands on the issue of the "humane euthanasia" of pigeons killed in pigeon hunts.

CONTACT

American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
email
phone (800) 248-2862
fax (847) 925-1329

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

In a February 1, 2010, article in the Philadelphia Daily News that followed the January 30 pigeon slaughter, Philadelphia Gun Club attorney Sean M. Corr was quoted with the following:

...the club follows all state-mandated euthanasia procedures, as determined by the American Veterinary Association (AVMA).

The AVMA has not responded to SHARK's request for clarification of their position.

We take very lightly any statement from either pigeon shooters or their attorneys. We also have to keep in mind that gun club attorney Sean Martin Corr is a pigeon shooter, and has made other claims that are absolutely false. We further have to remember that Mr. Corr pled guilty to attacking me at a December 5 shoot on private property next to the Philadelphia killing club. See video here. But nonetheless, given the support that the AVMA has given to rodeos, and given that the AVMA supports horse slaughter, and since at one time one of the AVMA's board members thought it acceptable to dispose of spent laying hens by tossing them into wood chippers, is it possible that the AVMA also condones pigeon shoots?

I called the AVMA's headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. I left a message explaining my concerns about Mr. Corr's statement, and indicated the urgency that someone contact me as soon as possible.

The call did not come.

So now I wonder -- given the history of the AVMA, does it condone Pennsylvania's Shame? Does the AVMA condone live pigeon shoots?

Since the organization doesn't see fit to return my call, I hope you will help by sending an e-mail or making a call of your own. Please demand that the AVMA make a very clear and unequivocal statement that clearly defines where it stands. We will update you on the issue as soon as possible. Either Philadelphia Gun Club attorney Sean Martin Corr will be made to (again) eat his words, or SHARK will be initiating a new campaign to expose the American Veterinary Medical Association.


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