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SHARK Challenges Pennsylvania State House Republicans to Demand a Vote on Pigeon Shoot Ban for November 12th!

Legislation to ban cruel live pigeon shoots has overwhelming support amongst the people of Pennsylvania. The State Senate voted 36-12 to ban the shoots.  Governor Tom Corbett said he would sign it. The bill, HB 1750, was supposed to be voted on in the Pennsylvania State House on Monday, October 20th. Even the Pennsylvania House Republicans tweeted that the bill would get a vote that day, but due to last minute lobbying by the NRA, House Majority leader Mike Turzai pulled the bill.


As part of our campaign to have the pigeon ban heard on November 12th, SHARK will be running two new television ads in Mike Turzai’s legislative district. The first ad focuses in on the pigeon shoot ban and the second on the fact that the bill also bans the eating of dogs and cats.
 
Though some people have given up hope for pigeon shoots to be banned this year, SHARK has not. There is a House session on the schedule for November 12th and we are going to fight hard to have a vote on that day. It is unacceptable that tens of thousands of innocent birds will be shot, wounded, maimed and killed all because a handful of Republican House members are afraid of NRA lobbyists and thugs who are bragging that they killed the bill. 

SHARK is calling upon all those who want pigeon shoots banned - Democratic and Republican House members, animal protection organizations, newspaper editorial boards and most importantly the good people of Pennsylvania - to contact the following Republican members of the Pennsylvania State House and tell them to demand that House Majority leader, Mike Turzai, call for November 12th, 2014 to be a voting day and for the ban to be heard. Please be polite and respectful.

We only have a few days to act on this, so please forward and share and have your voice heard!


Please copy and paste the email addresses for all the PA House Republicans and politely ask them to demand a vote on November 12th for HB 1750:
 
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Stephen Colbert Mocks the NRA for Opposing Pigeon Shoot and Dog and Cat Eating Ban!

 
 
On the October 28 edition of the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert mocked and skewered the NRA for their opposition to HB 1750, which would ban pigeon shoots as well as the eating of dogs and cats.

This was a great segment that put the NRA in its place and exposed the ridiculousness of their arguments.




They used SHARK’s footage from Pennsylvania, which showed a pigeon being shot and killed on the ground.  
 
You can watch the segment HERE