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VICTORY! Labor Day Pigeon Shoot Cancelled! - September 5, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

September 5, 2017

DEAR FRIENDS,

 
SHARK is very pleased to announce that a planned two-day Labor Day live pigeon shoot, that was to be held at the Wing Pointe canned hunt club in Berks County, PA, was cancelled due to lack of shooters! This victory is added to our major victory of forcing US Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma to stop holding pigeon shoots at his annual fundraiser. Inhofe's next shoot was to be held this coming Friday. Instead, a thousand lives will be saved.

SHARK has waged a major campaign against Wing Pointe's pigeon slaughters going back to November 2010, when we first documented a massive pile of dead and dying pigeons left after a pigeon shoot.
 
 
Wing Pointe owner, Joe Solana, sitting near a Confederate flag at one of his pigeon shoots. Apparently Solana didn't realize that Pennsylvania fought for the North in the Civil War - but this did help us expose the bigoted undercurrent present at these cruel shoots

SHARK has been at Wing Pointe for 6 years, released dozens of videos that have received millions of views and documented both pigeon shoots and tower shoots, where pigeons, pheasants and chukars are hand thrown into the air and shot for fun. SHARK's intense exposure of Wing Pointe tower shoots forced the termination of those vile killing sprees - another victory for our animal friends.

Our victories have come at a cost beyond dollars. The pigeon shooters and their supporters have used violence to try to stop us. SHARK investigator Janet Enoch was attacked as she sat in a vehicle. SHARK President Steve Hindi was hit with a metal dog chain and left bloodiedSteve was also intentionally hit by a van. A worker for the owner of Wing Pointe held Hindi and SHARK Investigator Janet Enoch at gun point after one protest.  

As we continued to expose Wing Pointe's shoots and killers, we witnessed a dramatic decrease in attendance of shoots at Wing Pointe. 
And all of this represents just a fraction of our work to expose Wing Pointe.
 
 
 
One of the victims of a pigeon shoot at Wing Pointe. This bird flew all the way from the shooting arena to where our investigator was filming on a nearby property and then died. You can see her story HERE

The point is, the cancellation of the two-day shoot was no accident. If not for SHARK, this shoot would have happened. That is a fact. Please remember that when you see others talk about our victories (while not naming SHARK) and without having the courtesy to mention our hard work, and the blood, sweat and tears we've shed filming shoots and rescuing victims
 
 
LEFT: Robert Olsen, employee of Joe Solana, holding a gun at Hindi and Enoch. RIGHT: Hindi after being whipped by a metal dog leash

This is not the end of pigeon shoots at Wing Pointe, but it is a very important victory and quite symbolic as Wing Pointe started doing Labor Day shoots in memory of the Hegins, PA annual Labor Day shoots which ended in the early 1990s. 

We will be talking a great deal more about pigeon shoots in PA this week, so please keep reading our alerts and subscribe to our Youtube channel so you can see our videos immediately after they are released.
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Media Coverage of SHARK's Victory over US Senator Inhofe

 

 

 

 

 

August 25, 2017

DEAR FRIENDS,


As we told you a few days ago, SHARK scored a major victory when we revealed that Jim Inhofe, US Senator from Oklahoma, will no longer hold cruel live pigeon shoots as political fundraisers!

SHARK was the only group willing to take Inhofe on and, after a relentless three year non-violent campaign, we forced him to shut down his disgusting and cruel events, where innocent animals were hand-thrown into the air and shot for fun by Inhofe and his donors. 

The story is receiving wide coverage in the media:

 
 
 


The Associated Press has picked up the story, and that is being covered in many news outlets. The following are a few examples:
 
CBS News has also picked up the story and is distributing it to their affiliates. We will share those with you when they are published.

 
Watch our new video HERE:

We hope that this victory shows you that, no matter how powerful, how corrupt our opposition is, they can be defeated if we stand strong, fight smart, and stick to our moral beliefs. 

This victory did not come cheap and SHARK spent a great deal of resources fighting against Inhofe. Please consider making a donation so that we can continue to fight hard for animals just like this one, who we rescued from Inhofe's shoot last year.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Our friends at United Poultry Concerns have a petition urging the Orthodox Jewish community to not use chickens in the Kaporos ceremony.

You can read and sign the petition HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2017 Mailer

Click below to read SHARK's summary of our 2017 Victories so far!