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Dramatic New Video Exposes 'Cruelty, Secrecy and Misconduct'

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May 17, 2016

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Dramatic New Video Exposes 'Cruelty, Secrecy and Misconduct'of 3 Federal Agencies; Petition Launched to End Slaughter of Thousands of Cormorants Off the West Coast of U.S.

 

SAND ISLAND, WA – An international animal protection watchdog group has released a video exposing the cruelty, secrecy and misconduct of three Federal agencies in a tax funded slaughter of thousands of native birds off the Pacific Coast – and wasting taxpayer money trying to cover it up.

Video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLsBpoUEHZE&feature=youtu.be

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Wildlife Services and the U.S. Coast Guard are working together to keep the public from witnessing what is happening to animals held in public trust, on public waters, with our money," said SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) 

SHARK spent three weeks on the Columbia River off the coast of Washington and Oregon through early May documenting Wildlife Services, a notorious and secretive arm of the USDA that kills millions of animals a year, largely for big business, and is acting like a "private killing club," and is out of control, representing "the worst of what bad government can be."

SHARK said its First Amendment rights were suppressed – an allegation made in a federal lawsuit SHARK filed – when the USDA obtained a 500-yard "exclusionary zone" around their killing boat, which they thought would make it impossible for SHARK to document the killings. Wildlife Services didn't seek the zone a year ago when SHARK wasn't there, and had asked for a 1,000 yard zone this year. 

Despite the exclusionary zone, SHARK was able to video – at great expensive – the killing from the "Bob & Nancy" (a high tech boat made possible with the support of television game show legend and animal defender Bob Barker.) But, as this new video shows, the U.S. Coast Guard regularly harassed them about their presence in public waters. Those face-to-face encounters appear on the latest video. 

SHARK,  in the video exposing the indefensible abuses of the infamous and formerly secret Wildlife Services, is asking taxpayers to sign a petition to end the slaughter. https://www.change.org/p/us-army-corp-of-engineers-tell-the-us-government-to-stop-killing-cormorants-on-the-columbia-river

SHARK also released a groundbreaking, unprecedented graphic video – including dramatic drone images - exposing the killings, where some birds, shot and wounded, fall into the river where they are shot a second time as their heads breach the water. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnZAznj7R78&feature=youtu.be

"None of the animals you will see needed to have died. The blood of thousands of innocent cormorants have been spilled into the Columbia River because the Army Corp is deflecting blame from itself for running a hydro-system that kills millions of protected fish every year, while the native, stable population of cormorants are eating a fraction of that amount, just enough to survive," said SHARK's Mike Kobliska.

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Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe Receiving 'Protection' from State and Local Law Enforcement, Watchdog Charges

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe Receiving 'Protection' from State and Local Law Enforcement, Watchdog Charges; Formal Ethics Charges Sought After Surveillance Drone Shot Down


OKLAHOMA – U.S. Senator James Inhofe – chair of the powerful Senate Environment Public Works Committee – is apparently receiving "protection" from numerous Oklahoma state and local law enforcement officials regarding the senator's illegal activities involving pigeon shoot fundraisers, charged a national animal protection watchdog today.

SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness) reported Oklahoma officials and local Sheriff's Dept. refused to intervene, even after a surveillance drone recording criminal acts at a live pigeon shoot fundraiser for Inhofe last Friday. SHOOT DOWN VIDEO: https://youtu.be/kLYmfx6h0SQ  The video shows extensive damage to one of Angel's motors, where the electronics were visibly blown away. Other damage has seen been found.

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Dramatic Video of Drone downing made public

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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DRAMATIC VIDEO of DRONE DOWNING MADE PUBLIC

Analysis Reveals Someone in Sen. Jim Inhofe's Pigeon Shoot Fundraiser 
Fired Rifle to Shoot Down Drone Aircraft Recording Animal Abuse

OKLAHOMA – An observation drone – nicknamed "Angel" – shot down while monitoring a pigeon-killing fundraiser for Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) late last Friday near Altus in rural Oklahoma was definitely the victim of a purposeful attack, according to the results of an examination of the aircraft by an animal protection watchdog group. Sen. Inhofe was participating in the pigeon shoot when the drone was shot.

**Exclusive footage of the hidden kill zone, the shoot down, and dramatic crash landing near US Sen. Inhofe's pigeon shoot fundraiser, can be found here: https://youtu.be/kLYmfx6h0SQ  The video shows extensive damage to one of Angel's motors, where the electronics were visibly blown away.

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Ranking U.S. Sen. Inhofe May be Guilty of Federal Ethics Violations

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Wednesday/August 31, 2015

Contact: Stu Chaifetz, SHARK, 856-428-2635   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attention Political Editor
 
Ranking U.S. Sen. Inhofe May be Guilty of Federal Ethics Violations,
Oklahoma Tax Avoidance and Animal Cruelty After Senator's Pigeon-Kill
Fundraiser Caught on Undercover Video; Another Pigeon Shoot Set for 9/11

OKLAHOMA
– U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) may have violated several federal ethics, tax and other laws, in addition to breaking Oklahoma criminal statues at a campaign fundraising event he held last year in which he participated in shooting pigeons from point-blank-range, according to a nearly year-long investigation by an international animal protection watchdog.  (Inhofecruelty.com)

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Confederate Flag/Pigeon-Shooting PA Judge Featured at PA Capitol Press Conference

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Tuesday/June 30, 2015

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Confederate Flag/Pigeon-Shooting PA Judge Featured at PA Capitol Press Conference on Tuesday; Watchdog Calls for Gov. to Oust Judge

 HARRISBURG, PA – A large poster and undercover video of a Pennsylvania judge shooting pigeons in front of a Confederate flag will be the focus of a news conference here Tuesday/June 30 in the Rotunda of the State Capitol at 11:30 a.m. 

An international watchdog group is calling for the Governor to oust Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas judge Adolph Antanavage after video resurfaced of the judge standing next the Confederate flag.  

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