Wing Pointe Stops Holding Pigeon Shoots!
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

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SHARK SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness
December 2017

"Wing Pointe has made a decision not to shoot pigeons due to animal rights activists' activities. We will be hosting a pheasant tower shoot soon and will let you know when."

We recently told you how SHARK’s efforts against pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania have been so strong and impactful, that not only were many of the Pennsylvania shoots cancelled, but pigeon shooters were going into hiding to try to get away from us.

The main pigeon shoot venue in PA for a number of years has been the Wing Pointe canned hunt club in Berks County, PA. SHARK has been fighting pigeon shoots there since 2010. Over the past seven years, we've seen our efforts bear real consequences for Wing Pointe, including greatly diminished attendance at their shoots and a number of shoots, including three in the past few months, being canceled.

We are extremely pleased to announce that our string of victories against Wing Pointe continues, for a vicious “Tower Shoot” (where pheasants and pigeons are hand-thrown from a shed and shot) that was going to be held this Saturday at the Wing Pointe canned hunt club has been canceled!

The news, however, is so much greater than just that. The following is a message we received from Wing Pointe:

"Tower Shoot Cancelled Saturday 12/9/17

Wing Pointe has made a decision not to shoot pigeons due to animal rights activists' activities. We will be hosting a pheasant tower shoot soon and will let you know when."

The Wing Pointe reference to "animal rights activists' activities" only means SHARK, because we are the only ones who have been there. This is just the latest in our all-out routing of Pennsylvania's pigeon shoots. That said, we are not about to trust the Wing Pointe statement alone. They are after all pigeon shooters, without any honor or trustworthiness whatsoever. We will therefore be at the shoot site this weekend, watching closely to see what happens next. That said, we are cautiously optimistic that there will be no slaughter this weekend.

And if Wing Pointe thinks they we are going to let them get away with holding another pheasant tower shoot, they are sorely mistaken for we will document these disgusting shoots as well. 

One thing that has to be mentioned in all this good news is that while we have at least for the moment eliminated most of the pigeon shoots, the killers are still with us. This means they will try to restart their activities. The sad truth is that we never eliminate the threat to animals. We always have to be ready and watchful, but some time, somewhere, somehow the killers will be back. Perhaps another part of Pennsylvania, or perhaps another state entirely. While we celebrate moving an issue forward, we can never be complacent, and we will still need your support to be in a constant state of readiness, especially since there are literally hundreds of other issues to deal with.

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