Pigeon Shoots are Pennsylvania's Shame
Governor Tom Corbett
Phone: (717) 787-2500
Fax: (717) 772-8284
Governor's Facebook page
Berks County District Attorney John Adams
Please contact the Pennsylvania Tourism Bureau and tell them that you won't be vacationing in PA because of illegal live pigeon shoots.
1-800-847-4872 - Post on their Facebook page HERE
This is for US-residents: Please contact the Pennsylvania Legislature and tell them to pass SB510 which explicitly bans pigeons shoots once and for all. You can read the bill here. The current legislative session ends 11-30-2014. Click here to find and contact your Pennsylvania state legislator
To whom it concerns,
Pigeon shoots are vile competitions where thousands of birds are shot, killed or suffer terrible wounds and crippling pain.
These innocent animals are neither fed nor given water for days before the shooting starts, so that they will be easier targets. Suffering from dehydration and starvation, they are then launched out of small wooden boxes and into a storm of gunfire. Wracked with pain from searing buckshot lacerations, some will twist and fall from the sky with broken wings and backs. Other will escape, though death comes slowly for these poor birds for it may take days for them to succumb to their wounds.
(Bob Barker Speaks Out About Pennsylvania's Cruel Live Pigeon Shoots)
Many if not most of the slob shooters at Pennsylvania's infamous live pigeon shoots come from outside the state. They use Pennsylvania as their personal toilet, because they can't get away with such abuse at home.
They blast away at victims they will never so much as touch, leaving untold numbers to die in the surrounding fields over hours or days of their wounds, of predation, exposure or whatever in clear violation of Pennsylvania Humane Laws.
What do they care? When they're done, they'll simply go home. Or at least, that's how it has always been done before. Not anymore. Now comes SHARK's Operation Bright Light.
Why call it Operation Bright Light? Because when you turn over a rock you may find a slimy, smelly fungus, but when the sunlight shines on that fungus, it dries up and blows away. Pigeon shooters are no better than a slimy, smelling fungus.
I'm going to shine a very bright, very hot light on pigeon shooters, especially those living outside Pennsylvania.
All of this suffering, all of this pain and torture, happens because a few people take pleasure in such blood sport. If we are to call ourselves a civilized society, then we must forever ban live pigeon shoots!
Petition: Pennsylvania - Ban Pigeon Shoots (PA residents only)
These are so-called 'MEN': Operation Bright Light Hall of Shame (their photos and information)