Pennsylvania is the only state in the country where live pigeon shoots are still practiced openly and Berks County is where most of them take place. These shoots are held just like clay shoots except live pigeons are launched in the air from traps and shot from 30 yards away. More of these animals are wounded than killed outright. This year, you can help bring these barbaric, cruel events to an end – and prevent tens of thousands of birds from horrendous suffering and cruel deaths. We are very close to ending live pigeon shoots by passing a bill to outlaw this practice in the Pennsylvania legislature. Every “yes” vote will count. Each year, support grows in the legislature to end this practice, and we must make this our year! The difference will be constituent pressure from people like you.
Please send an email or letter to your state representative and state senator asking him/her to support legislation to prohibit live pigeon and other live animal target shoots. If you don’t know your representative or senator or how to contact them – just go to www.legis.state.pa.us/
For more information on pigeon shoots and what you can do to help end this cruelty, see:
Interested in knowing more or getting involved in promoting the legislation which will finally bring live pigeon shoots to an end? Contact Heidi Prescott at hprescott@hsus..org The legislative process may be confusing at times, and she will be happy to help you figure out who your legislators are and will send you contact information also.
This is a great opportunity for each one of us to stop a cruel practice that is happening right in our backyards! Please take action. Also, we are tracking the responses of legislators, so please send any feedback you get to email@example.com. Most legislators will respond fairly quickly to e-mails.
Thanks again for your help.
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9 replies on “Stop the Killing Fields”
Thank you again for bringing attention to this horrifying practice. This should be a no-brainer for the legislators to vote to stop. Who could possibly support it? The NRA should be ashamed.
There are is one legislator, Tim Seip, that refuses to vote to stop this act of animal cruelty. I’ve also been told that State Senator Mike O’Pake is not opposed to these pigeon shoots. We must put pressure on Harrisburg.
Thank you. Do you happen to know where Representative Day stands on this?
I don’t have any problem with hunting deer, I do it all the time every fall. But… shooting a bird that has been in a cage, an d doing it not for conservation, food or heritage is just wrong.
Thanks so much for writing about this. I agree with Dan…I’m a lifetime member of the NRA and I think pigeon shoots are nothing but cruelty to animals.
I hunt but this stuff has nothing to do with hunting wheres the sport in shooting a bird whose pretty much tame and released from a cage in front of a hunter? This needs to be stopped
this just makes me sick. as a hunter i just cant believe some people, shooting animals just to shoot them then leaving them to die.
Anna – not sure of Day’s position on this. It would be of great help if you can contact him. I don’t live in his district.
…..i am speechless
i was disgusted enough by the shooting, but I was mortified when I saw the children who were being encouraged, indeed paid to stomp on the heads of living animals, slam them against metal trashcans or rip their heads off- all in the name of sport
it is well known that cruelty to animals as a child is an early indicator of a later violent behavior, and a failure to develop compassion for others…
it is shameful that this still goes on today.
i will spread the word about this.