SHARK's image of "dead pile" at the end of a pigeon shoot. Watch Pigeon Shoot Dead Pile, Some Still Alive
Last week, when someone at the Wing Pointe canned hunt club took a rifle shot at our remote controlled aircraft (called the Angel), they probably thought they were hurting our cause.
What they didn't realize was that the story of the shoot down would be covered internationally, and bring so much attention to live pigeon shoots that Pennsylvania newspapers have published editorials calling for them to be banned.
Predictably, the PA State Police have been unable to find the shooter.
Live Bird Shoots Should Be Banned (Poconorecord.com)
Arranged pigeon shoots amount to little more than animal cruelty. Hundreds of live, captive birds are shipped en masse in small cages to a "sport" shoot for calculated release.
Now you have a shooter trying to destroy valuable property simply because it would record the truth of this repugnant activity. Credit also goes to the Showing Animals Respect group for persevering.
Time To End Pigeon Shoots (http://thetimes-tribune.com)
Pennsylvanians should be surprised, however, that their state government continues to be an outlier - the only state left that sanctions such barbaric cruelty to animals.
We will keep you updated on this story. Yet again, the actions of pigeon shooters backfires against them.
The Associated Press picked up the story and it ran in numerous media outlets. This is in addition to the following coverage.
- NBC 10 Philadelphia
- Fox 29 Philadelphia
- The Huffington Post
- WFMZ 69
- The Express-Times
- The Daily Mail (UK)
- Pakistan Today