Yesterday, February 14, 2009, the Pike Sportsmen’s Club held another one of their animal cruelty events. It was time for another one of those blood letting, cowardly pigeon shoots.
For the past couple of years, there has been legislation sitting in committee that would outlaw pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania. The NRA does not want this legislation to pass and the PA State Legislators are more beholding to the NRA than they are to their constituents.
These pigeon shoots are not only cruel to animals but they also are cruel to children. The cowardly gun slingers are opposed to getting themselves dirty or bloody so they pay children to pick up the injured birds. Notice that I wrote “injured” birds because these pigeons are not killed out right. They are hit with birdshot and left to die on the field.
Watch this video, if you can stomach it.
Have information about a pigeon shoot? Call 1-800-637-4124.
And then there are the “Turkey Shoots”. Warning: very graphic animal abuse.
Do something… contact your Legislator. Let’s put a stop to this vile behavior.
I’m sure Dick Cheney would enjoy these “canned” bird killings.