PHILADELPHIA'S SHAME: Pennsylvania Pigeon Shoots

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PHILADELPHIA'S SHAME: Pennsylvania Pigeon Shoots

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Lily Rocco started this petition to Pennsylvania Governor

Almost daily, hundreds of hungry feral pigeons are snatched from city streets by criminal poachers that illegally transport them across state lines to be sold to Pennsylvania's Shooting Clubs.

Special celebrations are planned where these "sportsmen" and their families, engage in contest shoots of canned, disoriented, scared and starving wild birds that are catapulted out of small boxes where they have been kept for days.

Animal advocates organizations like the HSUS and S.H.A.R.K have tried repeatedly to ban pigeon shoot in Pennsylvania.  But often they encounter oposition from officials, like Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams who, in spite of strong evidence (which included video), ordered animal cruelty charges withdrawn against the Pike Township Sportsmen's Association.

Among the activities of these  so called " social clubs" are the following:

 http://www.sharkonline.org/?P=0000000854

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