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|Originally Posted: 6 August 2011|
Tell Berks County PA District Attorney to Uphold the Law and End Pigeon Shoots
Tell John Adams, Berks County District Attorney, to do the job he was elected to do and take action against the cruelty of "live pigeon shoots." A typical 3-day shoot contest can kill and injure up to 15,000 birds.
Berks County District Attorney
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Pigeon shoots are competitions wherein hundreds to thousands of live birds are shot at to win prizes. A typical 3-day shoot contest can kill and injure up to 15,000 birds.
The pigeons are captured and collected for weeks ahead of time, then released from trap boxes only yards away from the so-called "sportsmen." The birds are generally dazed and suffering from dehydration or starvation as they are sprung out of the boxes.
Fred Harran of Bensalem Police: "Personally, I think it's a barbaric act and I don't understand the joy as to why somebody would do it."
Rather than mercifully being given a quick death, 70% of the birds are injured when shot and either left to suffer slow deaths or collected and killed by pigeon shoot "trapper boys" or "wringers", traditionally children, who break their necks, step on them, tear off wings, suffocate them, or cut off their heads with garden shears, among other abuses.
Pigeon shoots are nothing more than a vile excuse for entertainment for the dull-witted or psychopathic. Illegal in other countries and in all but a couple of American states, most people realize the despicable nature of these bird-killing contests.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!