On November 9th and 11th, 2017, SHARK documented extreme animal cruelty committed at live pigeon shoots held at the Wing Pointe canned hunting club in Berks County, Pennsylvania. This cruelty included birds having their heads torn off while still alive and living birds being dumped into garage barrels.
This video is from November 11th and was taken using SHARK’s drone. On this day, Wing Pointe used young boys as trappers, or workers who collect dead and injured birds from the killing field. One of the boys appeared to be scared of the birds and wound up torturing them. The other boy had no problem tearing the heads off of live birds. Using children to torture birds is absolutely wrong and violate the law. Wing Pointe and it’s owner, Joseph Solana, must be held accountable for these violations of morality and the law.
Watch the video from November 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi_EZ... Please contact PA Governor Tom Wolf and tell him to take action now to stop these barbaric shoots: https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/ 717-787-2500
On November 9, 2017, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) filmed a live pigeon shoot, where pigeons are forced into small boxes then launched into the air and shot for fun, at the Wing Pointe canned hunting club located in Berks County, PA
The video, which was taken legally using SHARK’s camera equipped drone, captured dramatic footage of workers brutalizing pigeons, including tearing their heads off, dumping them alive into garbage barrels and then burying them alive on the property. Please contact PA Governor Tom Wolf and tell him to take action now to stop these barbaric shoots: https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/ 717-787-2500
SHARK filmed a live pigeon shoot on October 28, 2017, at the Thunder Ridge game farm, located in Middlebury Center, Pa. We documented severe animal cruelty as the heads of dozens of pigeons were torn off, which violates PA's anti-cruelty law. The Supreme Court decision can be read here: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/pa-supreme-court/1438176.html
PA’s Anti-Cruelty law, Title 18, 5532-5534, can be read here: § 5532. Neglect of animal, § 5533. Cruelty to animal, § 5534. Aggravated cruelty to animal. SHARK is pursuing criminal charges against those involved and responsible.
Please contact the PA State police for Tioga County and ask that they immediately investigate this. Please point them to our video: (570) 662-2151
On December 30, 2015, SHARK documented and rescued birds at a canned hunt held in Pennsylvania, where cage-raised birds were hand-thrown into the air and shot for fun. Three different types of birds were used for this slaughter; pheasants, pigeons and chukars. We had access to an adjoining property and were just a few yards away from one of the shooting stations, where we filmed the horrors that unfolded. Watch the video below:
Pigeon shoots are vile competitions where thousands of birds are shot, killed or suffer terrible wounds and crippling pain.
Mike Turzai, Majority Leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, was given a large donation from a political action committee (PAC) three days before a bill that PAC was against was supposed to be voted on. Mr. Turzai then used his power to fulfill the wishes of that PAC; the legislation was not voted on and it died.
We contend that this exchange of money for legislative action violated section §1103 (c) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act. On November 12, 2014 SHARK President Steve Hindi Filed an Ethics Complaint. Read more below:
Representative Mike Turzai took $3,000 in cash from the pigeon shooters immediately before he goes back on his promise to let the pigeon shoot bill come up for a vote. $17,000 went to other legislators to make sure the bill didn't come up for a vote. Read the entire stunning article here.
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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 do to last minute lobbying by the NRA, House Majority leader Mike Turzai pulled the bill.