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Ask Joseph Solana to End Pigeon Shoots at Wing Pointe

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Wing Pointe, a canned hunting resort in Pennsylvania owned by swimming pool magnate Joseph Solana, Jr. of Carlton Pools, regularly hosts massive pigeon shoots. Wing Pointe bills itself as "Resort Luxury for the Sport Shooting Enthusiast" and caters to the types of people willing to spend close to $300 to kill 25 quail in three hours.

For those who might be unfamiliar with the barbaric practice of pigeon shooting, here's how the editors of one Pennsylvania paper describe this so-called sport: "Pigeons are put into mechanical launches and placed about 30 yards away from shooters. The birds are propelled, in some cases they are shot while they are still in the air, other times they fall to the ground and are shot. In another type of contest, the birds, including turkeys, are tethered in place, so they cannot escape, and shot." Pennsylvania is the only state where this sort of thing is both condoned and legal.

This sort of cruel bloodsport should not be tolerated in Pennsylvania or anywhere else. Ideally the state government will someday take a moral stand and ban the practice. Until then, tell the managers of Carlton Pools that you don't approve of the pigeon shoots held at owner Joseph Solana's elite hunting resort.

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