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Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe May Have Broken Election Laws, Group Charges at Capitol

BREAKING NEWS

Tuesday, September 30,  2014

Contact:  Steve Hindi  630-640-1889

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe May Have Broken Election Laws, Group Charges at Capitol; Cherokee Nation Members Criticize Principal Chief's Role in Inhofe Pigeon Shoot Fundraising Event   

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) may have broken election laws at a pigeon shoot fundraising event he held Sept. 5, according to documents and video made public at a Capitol press conference here Tuesday morning by an international animal protection group.

SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) President Steve Hindi said video documentation his group has obtained indicates it was federal land used for a pigeon shoot fundraiser by Sen. Inhofe in Oklahoma, that the general manager of  the district participated in the shoot, contributed to Inhofe's campaign and his district profited from Sen. Inhofe's votes in the Senate.

Hindi released copies of  the federal complaint and associated documentation:

www.sharkonline.org/images/handouts/inhofecomplaint.pdf
http://www.sharkonline.org/images/handouts/Inhofeexhibits.pdf

An undercover SHARK investigator secretly recorded the pigeon shoot in Lone Wolf, OK in which Sen. Inhofe and a second member of Congress – Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) – participated. The video, which exposed horrific acts of animal cruelty, has gone viral:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDbN36abT0k

Members of the Cherokee Nation also participated in the press conference here Tuesday and voiced serious concerns about their Principal Chief's participation in a controversial pigeon shoot fundraiser. Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was filmed participating in the pigeon shoot. A complaint against Chief Baker has been filed with Attorney General Todd Hembree of the Cherokee Nation by Cherokee lawyer Michael E. Moore.  http://sharkonline.org/images/handouts/michaelmooreletter.pdf

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Cherokee Nation Members Object to Chief's Participation in Pigeon Shoot

URGENT NEWS ADVISORY
for Tuesday, September 30,  2014
Contact:  Steve Hindi  630-640-1889
 
 
 
Capitol Press Briefing Tuesday:
Cherokee Nation Members Object to Chief's Participation in Pigeon Shoot Benefiting U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe; Animal Protection Group to File Federal Complaint Against U.S. Senator           

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Members of the Cherokee Nation will participate in a press conference here Tuesday and voice serious concerns about their Principal Chief's participation in a controversial pigeon shoot fundraiser for U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) that has drawn worldwide attention.
 
The Press Conference will be held Tuesday/September 30 at 9:30 a.m.
at the Oklahoma State Capitol (first floor rotunda).
 
An undercover SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) investigator secretly recorded the pigeon shoot in Lone Wolf, OK earlier this month (Sept. 5) of Sen. Inhofe and a second member of Congress – Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK). The video of that shoot, which exposed horrific acts of animal cruelty, has gone viral:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDbN36abT0k

 

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Pigeon Shoot Scandal Widens: Rep. Markwayne Mullin Identified as 2nd Oklahoma Congressman Blasting Live Pigeons

URGENT NEWS ADVISORY

Thursday, September 25,  2014

Contact:  Steve Hindi  630-640-1889

Pigeon Shoot Scandal Widens: Rep. Markwayne Mullin Identified as 2nd Oklahoma Congressman Blasting Live Pigeons in Undercover Video of Pigeon Slaughter/ Campaign Fundraiser

LONE WOLF, OK – A second member of Congress – Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) – has been identified in an undercover video, along with Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), as an active participant in a fundraiser for Inhofe where live pigeons were used for shooting practice here in early September.

New images of Rep. Mullin were released today by SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK), the international animal protection group that made public the original video – which has now gone viral around the world – of Inhofe blasting live pigeons for fun and campaign money.

Rep. Mullin can be seen here (on right): http://sharkonline.org/images/Inhofe/repmarkwaynemullin2.png

Rep Markwayne Mullin

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Comcast Blinks: Cable Giant Agrees to Allow Graphic Pigeon Shoot TV Ad to Air

URGENT NEWS ADVISORY 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 
Contact: Steve Hindi  630-640-1889

Comcast Blinks: Cable Giant Agrees to Allow Graphic Pigeon Shoot TV Ad to Air on All Pennsylvania News Networks; Bob Barker-Narrated Spot Running Throughout State


HARRISBURG, PA – Comcast Cable – which pulled the plug earlier this month on a Bob Barker-narrated television commercial that urged an end to cruel pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania – has now agreed to air the spot throughout the entire state, including the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas, on CNN, FoxNews and MSNBC.

Comcast yanked the ad about two weeks ago after declaring it too "violent." Only MSNBC and FoxNews would air it, and only after 9 p.m.  As of today, hundreds of spots on running throughout Pennsylvania on CNN, FoxNews and MSNBC from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight, and after 8 p.m. on Animal Planet.

The commercial can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyYHEIhP6_E

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Graphic TV Commercial Urging Passage of Pigeon Shoot Released

PRESS CONFERENCE ADVISORY

for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Contact:  Stuart Chaifetz   856/428 2635

Attention: Daybook/Assignment Desk

Graphic TV Commercial Urging Passage of Pigeon Shoot Legislation and Featuring Game Show Host Bob Barker to Air on CNN, FoxNews in PA Starting this Week

HARRISBURG, PA – A new statewide television commercial – narrated by legendary game show host Bob Barker and graphically showing gross animal cruelty at Pennsylvania pigeon shoots – will be unveiled here Tuesday. It's expected to air on CNN, FoxNews and other networks this week.

The news conference to preview the commercial and details of the campaign will be held TUESDAY/SEPT. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the State Capitol Rotunda.

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