SHARK president Steve Hindi will present new evidence at the press briefing on September 30, 2014 and announce that SHARK has filed a complaint with the United States Justice Department regarding multiple potential violations of state and federal law. These include that a political fundraiser may have been held on federal property, that the pigeons were illegally transported across state lines and that state employees were used to work at a private electioneering fundraiser for a sitting US Senator.
Cherokee Nation citizen, Michael E. Moore, has submitted a letter to Cherokee Nation Attorney General, Todd Hembree, demanding an investigation into Principal Chief Baker's recent participation in a Pigeon Shoot fundraiser for US Senator from Oklahoma. James Inhofe.
Moore states Baker's participation occurred during Cherokee Nation work hours, while Baker was wearing a Cherokee Nation shirt and driving a Cherokee Nation vehicle. Moore also states that he believes Baker has violated Cherokee Nation code, Title 21, Section 1685, our "injury to animals" law.
Moore asked that Hembree recuse himself and appoint an impartial prosecutor or grand jury to hear the evidence and determine if charges should be filed against Chief Baker.
Moore is licensed to practice law in the Cherokee Nation and is well versed in Cherokee Nation law.
You can read his full letter submitted to Cherokee Nation AG, Todd Hembree, below. [You can also read it as a PDF here.]
Many of you have already heard about US Senator from Oklahoma, James Inhofe's "Pigeon Shoot" fundraiser. What you might not have heard is that Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, participated in it and that the Cherokee Nation was listed as a Gold Level sponsor of it.
Here is a video of the event. I think it is important everyone see exactly what a "pigeon shoot" is.
"The video I saw yesterday of Sen. Inhofe's fundraiser where they kill hundreds pigeons for fun was nauseating. It has nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment, which I support, and it certainly has nothing to do with hunting, which I also support. In fact, every hunter I know expressed outrage and disgust at this event.
What is also despicable is how the campaign lied on video about feeding dead pigeon to the homeless !!
United Poultry Concerns Statement for SHARK Condemning U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe for Shooting Pigeons for Pleasure, Sept 24, 2014
There is nothing sporting about a pigeon shoot. I have attended many in Pennsylvania in past years - as a protester - and the suffering of the wounded pigeons and sadism of the shooters will stay in my mind forever as an epitome of pure human evil and animal agony. There is something wrong with the type of person or culture that treats creatures this way. In other words, there is something wrong with U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe for taking pleasure in wounding and killing helpless birds.
Sen. Inhofe’s behavior demonstrates his personal cowardice, depravity, and delight in cruelty. His behavior demonstrates a lack of respect for living beings and their feelings and even hatred of birds and Nature. He is not fit for public service.
United Poultry Concerns totally supports SHARK’s campaign to end pigeon shoots and to expose the likes of Sen. Inhofe for being the miserable OAF that he is. It is sickening that an individual like Jim Inhofe is in public office. Hopefully, Oklahoma voters will boot him out in the next election. Presumably, the majority of Oklahoma citizens do not support the callous, craven cruelty toward birds and other creatures exemplified by Sen. Inhofe and will not care to be represented by him in any sphere ever again.
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