Tell Alabama Forestry Association to Stop Promoting Pigeon Shoots
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SHARK SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness
March 5, 2018

VICTORY UPDATE: March 30, 2018:

SHARK is very pleased to announce that the Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) will no longer hold cruel live pigeon shoots as fundraisers! This is an important victory that will save untold thousands of lives!

The announcement came after SHARK reached out to Georgia-Pacific, whose representative is the President of the AFA. We asked Georgia-Pacific to watch our video and investigate the pigeon shoot. To their great credit, they did, and sent us the following email:

We appreciate your recent note about the Alabama event and have looked into it.

We have been informed by the Alabama Forestry Association that it does not plan to do these events in the future.

The message was sent from Deborah Baker, Vice President Sustainability of Georgia-Pacific.

ACTION

On March 1, SHARK documented a cruel live pigeon shoot which was hosted by the Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) outside of Mobile, AL. Using our camera-equipped drone, we legally filmed the cruelty as hundreds of birds were thrown into the air and shot for fun.

AFA wasn't expecting us and we took them completely by surprise. This was another successful mission for SHARK in going after previously private slaughters and exposing them to the world.

Watch the video we've released to the media HERE - Alabama Forestry Association Pigeon Shoot.

rescued pigeon
One of the survivors SHARK rescued

The Alabama Forestry Association is a trade and lobbying organization for loggers and other well known paper businesses such as Georgia-Pacific and International Paper, who have representatives on its board and executive committee.

Please contact the Alabama Forestry Association and its member businesses and politely let them know that their cruelty will be exposed to the world and that they should never hold such a dishonorable event again.

Alabama Forestry Association
555 Alabama Street
Montgomery AL 36104-4395
(334) 265-8733

Chris Isaacson
Executive Vice President
(334) 481-2124
[email protected]

Liz Chambers
Director of Administration
(334) 481-2135
[email protected]

Send an EMAIL to AFA Executive Committee and Board of Directors

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INFORMATION

pigeon shoots
This thug stood in the middle of a field, surrounded by shooters, and threw two to three birds at a time into the air to be shot

pigeon shooters
Two of the approximately twenty shooters at the Alabama Forestry Association shoot

After the shoot ended, SHARK activists went to the area used for the shoot and rescued twenty-six pigeons that were wounded and left to die.

Due to the severity of their wounds, 22 birds died or were humanely euthanized, with four survivors remaining. We must note that the birds were extremely thin and malnourished, meaning they hadnít been fed for days before the shoot. That is an added factor of cruelty to an already barbaric event.

Also read 'Sociopaths' leave dozens of pigeons dead and wounded after fundraising shoot

"Video footage showing dozens of pigeons lying dead on the ground and others limping was released Friday by an animal rights group that secretly filmed members of the Alabama Forestry Association taking part in a live pigeon shoot."

"We rescued as many as we could before nightfall," said Steve Hindi, president and founder of Showing Animals Respect & Kindness (SHARK), an animal rights group based in Illinois. "It was heartbreaking to leave knowing so many more were out there suffering. These birds are not eaten. The wounded are left to die slow, painful deaths from their wounds, predation or starvation."

We know that this is not the first time the Alabama Forestry Association has held a pigeon shoot. If itís not the last, we will be back, with more people and equipment ready to save lives and expose the shooters for the thugs they are.

SHARK is the preeminent animal protection group fighting against pigeon shoots in our country. Weíve fought these disgusting shoots in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Maryland, South Carolina and now Alabama. We are the only ones doing this, the only ones who fight for the animals that no one else gives a second thought to.

rescued pigeon
Another of the pigeons rescued by SHARK


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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