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Animal cruelty Pennsylvania

The Slob Hunters of Pennsylvania

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.

Here’s a link and another link to Take Action.

More about pigeon shoots…. and link to SHARK.org….

I’m sure Dick Cheney would enjoy these “canned” bird killings.

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Sarah Palin – McCain’s Cheney

I’ve posted a little something about this earlier. This is what Sarah Palin supports. This is animal abuse, pure and simple and anyone that abuses and disrespects animals, will also abuse and disrespect humans. Our values are determined by how we treat the other creatures that share this planet with us.

How much is it worth? It’s all about money. Only the elitist rich people can afford to hire a plane and shoot animals that have no place to hide.

Watch this video… if you can stomach it.

Sarah Palin has no moral values. She only cares about herself, having power and controlling others. Shooting wolves from airplanes is certainly about control over others. Shame on you Sarah Palin.

From Freedom Rebel at TheZoo:

Conservationists are right to be outraged by this state-sponsored program. But they shouldn’t blame the citizens of Alaska, who have twice shown that they detest their state’s actions. They can and should, however, blame the state’s political leadership, which infuriatingly continues to refuse to put the public interest above that of the special interests—even when it means recklessly and arrogantly disregarding the scientific evidence, ethics and voter decisions, all at once.

Let’s make this video viral. Americans have the right to know about this animal cruelty. No real hunter would ever shoot an animal from an airplane.

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Animal Abuse Pennsylvania Politics

Save the Puppies and the Pigeons…

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From the Berks County Humane Society I received an email and I was given permission to post this very important information. I am strongly against pigeon shoots and that is why I am sharing this information. I wasn’t able to read the complete article at the website so I must share it here.

UPDATE:

DO SOMETHING: Link to HB 2130

Senate Bill: SB1150

The Allentown Call tells it like is in this article.

Frankly, I can’t think of anything less sporting than a pigeon shoot, except maybe shooting animals you have tied up. Here’s how it works.

They set up a bunch of ”traps” — small wooden boxes — in one or more shooting rings. When a spring-loaded trap pops open, the dazed bird is propelled out, tries to flutter away and is blasted by Elmer Fudd.

Elmer Fudd is the proper description for these non-sportsmen.

Link to the USA Humane Society

“Shooting pigeons and calling yourself a sportsman is like hiring an escort service and calling yourself a ladies man.

~ by Walter Brasch:

Dave Comroe stepped to the firing line, raised his 12-gauge Browning over and under shotgun, aimed and fired. Before him, a pigeon fell, moments after being released from a box less than 20 yards away. About 25 times that day Comroe fired, hitting about three-fourths of the birds. He was 16 at the time.

“It’s not easy to shoot them,” he says, explaining, “there’s some talent involved. When a live pigeon is released, you have no idea where it’s going.”

Where it’s going is usually no more than five to ten feet from its cage. Many are shot on the ground or while standing on top of the cages, stunned by the noise, unable to fly because of being malnourished, dehydrated, and confined to a small space for hours, often days.

Nevertheless, even with “expert” shooters on the line, only about one-fifth of the pigeons are killed outright, according to Heidi Prescott, senior vice-president of the Humane Society of the United States. About a tenth of the birds usually escape. But about two-thirds are wounded.

“There really isn’t much you can do for a wounded pigeon except put it out of its misery,” says Comroe. Prior to an order in 2002 by the Court of Common Pleas in Berks County, most of the wounded were picked up by trapper boys and girls, some as young as eight years old, who killed the birds by stomping on their bodies, hitting them against structures, stuffing them into sacks, and dumping them, some still breathing, into large barrels. Some also wrung the birds’ necks or ripped them from their bodies. Since that order, the “trappers” are at least 18 years old and have gone “high-tech”; they now use garden shears to sever a bird’s head.

Trappers can’t get all of the birds. Hundreds at a large shoot will fly to surrounding areas and remain untreated as long as several days to die a painful death, says Johnna Seeton, Humane Society police officer. Pigeon shoot organizers do their best to keep observers from the scene, and don’t allow volunteers to pick up and treat wounded birds unless they fly off the property, even if there’s no shooting at the time. “We have only been able to rescue a few birds,” says Seeton.

Dave Comroe, now 32 years old, had begun hunting when he was 12 years old. That first year he killed his only deer. Although he has been deer hunting many times, he says he has “only taken a shot once.” He has gone pheasant and dove hunting about a half dozen times.