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Corruption in PA: Pigeon Shooters Gave $20,000 to PA House Members Three Days Before Critical Vote!

DEAR FRIENDS,

In a stunning article published yesterday in the Philadelphia Inquirer, it was revealed that the Flyers Victory Fund, the political arm of the pro-pigeon shoot organization the Pennsylvania Flyers Association, dumped $20,000 in campaign contributions to 17 members of the Rules Committee ($1,000 each) and House Majority Leader Mike Turzai,who received $3,000.

Though Turzai had promised he was going to allow HB 1750, which banned pigeon shooting and the eating of cats and dogs, to be voted on October 20th, he broke that promise and did not allow the vote to occur. Now that the sudden influx of cash has been revealed, we know why.

The Flyers Victory Fund paid to have the bill killed and were so desperate that they used half of their entire bank account to do it. Legislators like Turzai violated the will and trust of the people in Pennsylvania, who have repeatedly and overwhelmingly said they want the pigeon shoots to end.

That the Flyers Victory Fund poured so much money into the pockets of key legislators three days before the vote - and then the bill was pulled - is the definition of corruption and government that can be bought and sold.  

The only way for Majority Leader Turzai to redeem himself is to call for November 12, the last day of the session,to be a voting day and let the House freely vote on the HB 1750.  

SHARK is taking out television advertisements this week and continuing through Nov. 12th in Turzai’s home district.  You can see that video HERE

Please contact all the House members who received the tainted pigeon shoot PAC money and tell them to demand Mike Turzai let the bill be voted on November 12th.

 
Mike Turzai $3,000
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Telephone: (717) 772-9943
 

 
All of the following House members received checks for $1,000 from the Flyers Victory Fund on October 17, 2014. 

The Flyers PAC donation is true blood money
 
William F. Adolph Jr.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
* Adolph claims he is in favor of the ban and has returned the donation.
 
Matthew E. Baker  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jim Christiana  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brian L. Ellis  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mauree Gingrich This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robert W. Godshall  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seth M. Grove  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thomas H. Killion  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ron Marsico  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kurt A. Masser  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Mustio  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tina Pickett  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mike Reese  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stan Saylor  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mario M. Scavello  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Samuel H. Smith  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Katharine M. Watson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We Need Your Help

 
 
In these past few months, SHARK has spent a considerable amount of money fighting for the pigeon shoot ban, and we have invested even more in new TV advertisements because this battle must be fought and the pressure must never end.

We need your help. Our resources are running low and if we are to continue to stand up and fight for animals, we need your generous support.

Think of it like this; those who mercilessly slaughter innocent pigeons for fun have bankrolled the Flyers Victory Fund just so they can continue to commit heinous and vicious animal abuse. Let’s show them that we care more about saving lives than they to about taking them.

 
You can donate HERE or mail a check to:
 
SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness
      PO Box 28
      Geneva IL 60134

Thank you!
 

One of the many victims of live pigeon shoots that SHARK has rescued. Sandy would have died alone and in terrible pain if SHARK had not been there. Now we are asking for you to be there for us as we press on the fight to end horrific live pigeon shoots.