Pennsylvania State Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Bill to Ban Pigeon Shoots
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Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK)
June 2014

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SHARK's image of "dead pile" at the end of a pigeon shoot

ACTION

FINALLY...In a rare show of solidarity, many hunters and NRA members nationwide join the animal protection community in demanding an end to Pennsylvania's pigeon shoots in support of an amendment to ban pigeon shooting that was successfully added to HB 1750, which would ban raising dogs and cats for human consumption.

Please let Pennsylvania legislators know that it is time to outlaw "pigeon shoots"

Find and contact Pennsylvania Legislators here.

Watch one SHARK video of pigeon shoots here showing horrific abuse to the birds AND to the children who are indoctrinated to abuse them...

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

pigeon shootsFor years, SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) has video documented and exposed live pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania, wherein emaciated birds are launched from small boxes and shot for fun. Shot birds that are retrieved are dumped, they are not eaten. Many pigeons escape the shoot area wounded. These victims will die slowly from their wounds, exposure, infection, starvation or predation.

SHARK had two investigators in Harrisburg for the committee meeting yesterday morning where the amendment to ban pigeon shooting was successfully added to HB 1750, which would ban raising dogs and cats for human consumption.

"Senator Richard Alloway made an eloquent speech about the amendment and how its purpose is to simply stop animal cruelty, not take away anyone's 2nd Amendment rights as the NRA claims,” states SHARK Investigator Mike Kobliska who was at the hearing.

Senator Richard Alloway:

SHARK has video-documented many dozens of pigeon shoots and as someone who has seen the violence first hand, it was very gratifying to see the support the legislation had in the committee. Now we must work to make sure this bill is made law.

A year ago SHARK released a video in which TV legend Bob Barker asked Pennsylvania’s legislators to pass a bill to ban these horrifically cruel shoots. This video includes heartbreaking footage of one pigeon that was shot and landed by our videographer before dying. Her terrible suffering showed the bloody reality of pigeon shoots.

In a rare show of solidarity, many hunters and NRA members nationwide join the animal protection community in demanding an end to pigeon shoots.

You can view the Barker video here.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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