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|Originally Posted: 29 Dec 2010|
Tell District Attorney to END Pigeon Shoots
Please contact District Attorney John Adams and demand that he allow Pennsylvania Humane Police Officers to prosecute this animal abuse.
Abandoning and neglecting wounded pigeons to die slow, painful deaths clearly falls within the purview of Pennsylvania's animal cruelty laws, as it would for any other animal.
It's very helpful if you let SHARK know of the response from Adams' office.
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By law, Berks County District Attorney John Adams must respond, and yet he does not.
Similarly, the state police have refused to do anything, and will not even address our latest complaint. The absolute refusal of Adams or the state police to even acknowledge our complaint demonstrates the how powerful our evidence is. These corrupt officials are owned by the pigeon shooters. Our evidence is too overwhelming (a total of 24 live birds found after two shoots in November and December) to dismiss outright, so instead these corrupt officials act as if nothing has happened.
The excuse used by corrupt District Attorney John Adams to protect pigeon shooters is that there is no specific law banning them. This is what Adams hides behind while he collects campaign money from the killers. Even if one accepts Adams' ridiculous claim, there certainly is a law against abandonment and neglect. SHARK's rescue of 24 live birds constitutes overwhelming evidence of abandonment and neglect.
To counteract the propaganda of the pigeon shooters and their minions like District Attorney John Adams, SHARK has launched a new campaign and website called CALL IT CRUELTY, which is focused on what happens to the pigeons after the shooting has stopped. Left to suffer and die, the wounded but still living animals face unspeakable agony. Unable to fly, injured pigeons are exposed to the elements, including freezing rain, snow and ice. With open and infected injuries, the end is slow and arduous. Days may pass before the relief of death finally comes.
Abandoning and neglecting wounded pigeons to die slow, painful deaths clearly falls within the purview of Pennsylvania's animal cruelty laws, as it would for any other animal. That is why we demand that this outrageous abuse be called what it is - CRUELTY - and that Adams allow Humane Police Officers to file cruelty charges.
What is stunning is that both Adams and the PA State Police are refusing to act on private criminal complaints SHARK has filed. These are legal complaints that must be acted on, yet both of these authorities are ignoring the situation. This is why we must keep the pressure on - we cannot let them sweep such barbaric violence under the rug.
Please visit www.CallitCruelty.com to view the evidence for yourself. SHARK has just uploaded shocking new video. The video exposes Berks County District Attorney John Adams as the primary reason that pigeon shoots continue in Pennsylvania. The video shows the absolute horror that happened at a previous shoot at Wing Pointe. When you see it, you too will Call it Cruelty.
You will not believe what happens to this poor pigeon in a scene from SHARK's new video exposing cruelty at Wing Pointe.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!